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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement"

Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"Back in May, I discovered a bumblebee nest in the roof of a shed after I had noticed several bees flying to and fro in front of the eaves. Normally, bumblebees fly straight in and out of a nest. So, I caught one and put it in the fridge to slow it down. It proved to be a male and I was able to deduce that all the 'swarming' bees were males when I found them visiting a nearby clump of brambles and could examine them with a close-up monocular."

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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