Vol 6 No 2 Apr-Jun 98
Short-nosed Fruit Bats
sheltering under a palm leaf
Photo by Phang Tuck Phew
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Bats, No Durians The Dawn bat pollinates durian flowers which
is why famers say "No Bats, No Durian". Yet this useful creature
has been hunted down. Lim Gaik Kee awakens
us to the very real harm we are doing by killing off fruit bats.
Marvels of the Migratory Monarch Did you know that fragile butterfliesthe Monarch is oneundertakes migratory flights across continents? Alan Ernst and Steven Neo hit the Monarch trail and report.
The Keropok Tree in our Backyard Most of you have savoured a slightly bitter keropok that garnishes 'gado gado'. Did you know that this keropok comes from the starchy seed of the belinjau tree and it is growing in Singapore? A H B Loo and Hugh T W Tan report.
Why the Forest Garden? The only real answer to the colossal harm that our present industrial society is causing to the global environment is to replace it with a sustainable system. EnterThe Forest Garden.
My Food Forest Betty L Khoo walks us through the herbs and vegetables she has planted in and among the native eucalyptus trees growing in a forest strip behind her homestead in rural Darwin.
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