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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 02.5 June 1991

Grazing the Lowland Heaths

By - Colin R Tubbs

The heathland landscape is dominated by tracts of Heather, Calluna vulgaris, and other dwarf shrubs of the Ericaceae family and is generally regarded as the response of nature to man's clearance of the primeval woodland on impoverished, base-deficient soils. There are strong ecological distinctions between heaths above 250m (moorlands), mostly on old rocks and under high rainfall, and the lowland heaths, on geologically recent clays, sands and gravels and under relatively low rainfall.

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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