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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 01.1 October 1989

Return of the Large Blue Butterfly

By - J A Thomas

Grant most British butterfly watchers three wishes, and they would probably start the summer by visiting the Norfolk Broads to see the Swallowtail, Papilio machaon, glide majestically over the reed beds. Many would also choose a bird's-eye view of a southern oak wood in July, to marvel at rival males of the Purple Emperor, Apatura iris, engaging in furious dog-fights, flashing blue, black and purple high above their 'master tree'.

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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement."

Matthew Oates, National Trust

"The most important and informative publication on wildlife of our times"

Michael McCarthy, The Independent

"Packed with readable, thoughtful, up to date articles; written by ecologists and naturalists for ecologists and naturalists"

Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist