British Wildlife 15.6 August 2004

Classic wildlife sites: The natural history and conservation of Porton Down

Walking through a shallow dry valley across a carpet of scented turf, coloured with drifts of yellow Common Rock-rose Helianthemum nummularium, deep purples of Wild Thyme Thymus polytrichus and subtle pinks of Squinancywort Asperula cynanchica, one is aware that this landscape has a distinctly Continental feel. 

Through a naturalist’s eyes
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