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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

Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

"When Twitcher set out on this column he was in the midsummer of his years, a youthful reprobate with cheap binoculars and a blank notebook. Today he has reached about late septermber on life's calendar, the season of mellow fruitfulness and bending apple trees. Frosts have not yet nipped his upper branches, but his leaves are turning and the harvest is in. And so, now that poor old Twitcher's sun is past its zenith, we offer his autumn almanac, which, as ever, is in alphabetical form."

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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