David Hockney had 600,000 visitors flock to his 2012 Royal Academy Show

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Nature Studies: Isn’t it time the BBC broadcast the song of the nightingale again?

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Nature Studies: Fingers crossed, we’ll have rare Asian Sandpipers breeding in Gloucestershire

There’s a surge of hormones and they’re like highly-strung teenagers

A bird on the brink of extinction, the Tahiti monarch has one hope – you

It’s not a king’s ransom; what is needed is about £33,000

Nature Studies: The man behind ‘British Wildlife’ is a hero to rank with David Attenborough

Now we enthusiasts for this marvellous publication worry about its future

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The okapi is a national symbol in Congo

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For ages, it was just a myth; soon, it may be just a memory. The okapi, the "forest giraffe" from the Congo - that gentle, fascinating beast known to Western science only since 1901 - is now threatened with extinction. War, illegal hunting and habitat destruction are going to do for it.

Nature Studies: Could we one day see pine martens in the woods of southern England?

With its sinuous, long-tailed elegance, Martes martes is ravishingly attractive

The holy grail of British moths is a real bolt from the blue

As a Lepidoptera lover I have longed to see it for years without success

Thousands of knot in flight are one of autumn’s great spectacles

A murmuration of these birds is among the most beautiful sights in Britain

Sorry, Sir David Attenborough. This isn’t the way to tackle over-population

Not the least unfortunate aspect of his remarks is that they will be used to attack a reasonable central thesis; that soaring population growth is a threat to the world itself

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