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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 27.5 June 2016

The great rewilding experiment at Knepp Castle

By - Peter Marren

From Nightingales to Turtle Doves, Violet Dor Beetles to Purple Emperors, there are surprises galore at the estate of Knepp Castle. The author visits the site to see this long-term rewilding experiment in action.

Twenty years ago, the 1,400-hectare (3,500-acre) Knepp Castle estate, a few miles south of Horsham, in West Sussex, was a conventional mixed farm. It fitted into the landscape of small fields, hedges and scattered woods that characterises the heavy clay of the Low Weald.

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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