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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998

Forgotten Harvests – The history and conservation of water meadows

By - Simon Thomas

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.

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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