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Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"In times past when every animal and plant was believed to have a use for mankind, freshwater sponges were not exempt. They were dried and ground into a powder that was used for a variety of purposes. The sharp fragments of teh silicaceous spicules are midly abrasive and cause irritation and inflammation when rubbed on the skin. So, the powder was used masochistically as rouge to redden girls' cheeks."

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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