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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 21.5 June 2010

Flies of exposed riverine sediments

By - C Martin Drake, Stephen M Hewitt, Andy Godfrey

Exposed riverine sediments are shoals, spits an banks of recently deposited mineral material left by rivers and streams once floodwater has subsided. On the face of it, it is just lifeless sand and gravel scoured by floods and almost free of vegetation. But this apparently barren habitat supports a unique suite of insects. 

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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