British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998

Forgotten Harvests – The history and conservation of water meadows

For more than 300 years, water meadows have played an important role in farming the chalk valleys of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire – the region Thomas Hardy knew as Wessex. Because they were a vibrant part of the 19th-century landscape, Hardy made frequent mention of them in his novels, and used them as an evocative setting in Tess of the D'Urbervilles.

Spring 1998 – A summary of the first pilot year of a revived UK phenological network Northern Bottlenose Whales off Skye
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