British Wildlife 23.6 August 2012

Habitat management news

Creating an 'Adder bank'. Many reptile mitigation schemes involve translocations to distant receptor sites, usually because the origional site is being lost to development. However, in the case described here, in the Upper Thurne river catchment, near Horsey, Norfolk, the aim was to move the animals locally so that, once the works to reinstate floodbanks were completed, the reptiles could recolonise the origional site over time as suitable habitat developed."

The Upper Teesdale Assemblage of rare plants in decline Mushrooms
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