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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

Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"In response to a request from Peter Marren for suggestions to add to his collection of folk-names for 'bugs', which he recently described in BW 20.6, the only names I could readily recall were those which I called the wasps whose nest I had sliced with a hedge-trimmer. They were justifiably bellicose, but I was able to drop the trimmer and run before too much pain was inflicted."

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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