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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

Letter from the far West Coast

By - Michael Viney

"The smell of turf (peat, if you insist) smoke is one of the more pungent odours of these islands, its sweet but acrid fragrance instantly evocative of Connemara at dusk, along with certain Scottish kippers and costly single malts. 'It gets into your clothes', complains my wife, who fed a kitchen range with turf for years. Now we've changed to natural gas, like most of our neighbours."

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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