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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 27.2 December 2015

Lemon Slugs and Strawberry Spiders: a taste of Wyre Forest

By - Brett Westwood

The invertebrate life of Wyre Forest has been attracting entomologists and other naturalists for well over a century. As a study group has been finding out, there is still plenty more of it to discover. 

It is a mid-May morning in a Wyre Forest glade. Pearl-bordered Fritillaries Boloria euphrosyne flit through recently cut coppice, lime-green with the flowers of Wood Spurge Euphorbia amygdaloides, alive with hoverflies and beetles. A newly emerged Scarlet Longhorn Pyrrhidium sanguineum crawls over a freshly cut oak log and waspish craneflies bumble past. 

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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