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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 11.4 April 2000

Wildlife on a branch line - a natural history of the railways

By - Simon Thomas

On the edge of Avenham Park in Preston, there is an  innocuous-looking path perched on the top of a wooded embankment. It leads to a bridge across the Riber Ribble, and then to a cycleway following the old Preston Junction branch line of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. Armed with a little inside knowledge, I walked along this route last summer, looking in the cuttings for plants of hay meadows that had disspaeared from the riverside fields.

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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