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Hope for Nature

To set the scene: it’s Low Luckens in September - summer on last knockings - nectar on last orders - bugs at the last chance saloon. As a warm afternoon in the garden wears on towards tea time, the bee and fly buzz and hum around late summer blossom reaches such an intensity that any notion of insects facing extinction seems ludicrous. There are scores of them on the Michaelmas daisies. Bumblebees, butterflies, hoverflies that look like bumblebees, hoverflies that hover like flies never do, hoverflies that look like skinny wasps, metal backed greenbottles, a worn day moth, a gangly harvestman, a yellow and black striped hoverer, with glass wings on a gold-plated thorax – surely all this fran

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