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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 20.5 June 2009

Observations of Purple Hairstreaks at canopy level

By - D E Newland

Matthew Oates's article 'The Myth of the Master Tree' (Oates 2008) makes interesting and entertaining reading. One important conclusion is that Purple Emperors Apatura iris do not always, if ever, perch on the highest point in a woodland canopy. Instead, they use gaps, or 'sacred groves', between the highest trees. Here there is both warmth and shelter from the wind. 

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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