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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 12.2 December 2000

The value of gardening for wildlife - what contribution does it make to conservation?

By - Robert Good

Gardening for wildlife, in other words managing part or all of a garden for the primary purpose of attracting wild plants and animals, is a relatively recent phenomenon. It is easy to understand why. So long as wildlife remained abundant in the countryside, enticing it into the garden served no purpose. On the contrary, the garden was where nature was to be eliminated, in favour of exotic hybrids and alien curiosities, or to grow insect-free herbs and vegetables.

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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