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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.1 October 1990

Seasonal Pools - an overlooked invertebrate habitat

By - John H Bratton

Dry summers such as that of 1989 and 1990 reduce many of the countryside's ponds to crisp bare mud, undoubtedly a regrettable occurance. The drying up of a 'permanent' pond kills a proportion of its animal life, but, when a pond refills, wildlife is often quick to reappear. Droughts must have occurred throughout history, and in the lowlands only spring-fed ponds are likely to have been truly permanent, so we should not be surprised by the ability of many aquatic species to cope with occasional dry periods.

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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