British Wildlife 19.5 June 2008

Twitcher in the Swamp

"One hesitates to kick a body when it is down, especially when one's village post office is threatened. All the same, the Royal Mail's issue of ten ugly and tasteless stamps about endangered insects was a wonderful own goal. Among them was a rare red ant. The Royal Mail should know all about rare red ants. One of them lives among scores of other rare insects at West Thurrock Marshes and is about to be stamped out by an industrial estate approved by one of these undemocratic Development Corporations."

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