The Singapore Mistletoe Story is an account of a personal quest to seek out and document the varieties and lives of a little-known group of plants – the mistletoes. It is a journey of discovery of the many fascinating features of this enduring species – their semi-parasitic nature, where they are found, how they reproduce and the myriad remarkable communities whose lives have become intertwined with it.
The author’s numerous mistletoe-spotting adventures present an infectious read, and are sure to inspire the curious gardener that dwells inside each one of us.
Lavishly illustrated with nearly a hundred pictures, this volume is like a botanical novel. Gardeners, field botanists, teachers and students will find it a valuable and fruitful addition to their collection.The author’s numerous mistletoe-spotting adventures present an infectious read, and are sure to inspire the curious gardener that dwells inside each one of us.
About the Author
Francis Lim is, foremost, a zoologist at heart, having spent almost four decades working in the zoology department at the Singapore Zoo. Though he retired in 2010, his passion for all things of Nature remains undiminished as he pursues his dream of writing and conducting outreach programs for educational institutions in Singapore. Francis has published a number of scientific papers and articles in journals and magazines as well as several books, including Once a Zookeeper .