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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 26.5 June 2015

Life in a hedge

By - Robert Wolton

The author reports on the number of species found in a single Devon hedge, explains why this number is so high, and discusses what this means for hedge and landscape management.

On New Year’s Day 2011, I embarked on a two-year intensive study of a single hedge to see how many species of plant, animal and fungus I could find within it. Why? I wanted to provide further insight into the importance of hedges for wildlife. 

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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