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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 18.2 December 2006

The Twenty Acres: a Scottish flood meadow with a history

By - John Mitchell

Botanists north of the border can only look with a twine of envy at the continuing presence of traditional flowery hay meadows in parts of southern Britain, some of the oldest dating back to medieval times. One reason for the northernmost regions of the United Kingdom is that haymaking from grass came late in Scotland's agrarian history. 

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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