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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 14.3 February 2003

Shropshire Ravens on a roll

By - Tom Wall

High the vanes of Shrewsbury gleam

Islanded in Severn stream...

There the ravens feasted far

Abouth the open house of war.

From A Shropshire Lad, A E Housman, 1896

Housman was referring to a time 'ages since', perhaps he had the Middle Ages in mind when Ravens Corvus corax would doubtless have been seen frequently in and around Shrewsbury. 

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

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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