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The Fritillary in Britain – a historical perspective

By - Philip H Oswald

On 17th April 1950, four days after my seventeenth birthday, I visited North Meadow, Cricklade, Wiltshire, with a school friend who shared my enthusiasm for wild flowers. The day stands as a landmark in my memory. We approached the vast flat meadow from the north, from the A419 Cirencester - Cricklade road near the village of Latton.

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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