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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

Reserve Focus: Morden Bog NNR

By - Guy Freeman

Morden Bog NNR includes one of the largest valley-mire systems in England, and is home to a mosaic of heathland varieties supporting a vast array of species, some of which are extremely rare. Guy Freeman explores the history of Morden Bog, and describes the special wildlife that can be found there.

The Dorset heathlands need little in the way of introduction. They are rightly famed for their concentrations of rare plants and animals and have for centuries drawn naturalists in search of their natural riches. Today, many visitors wishing to experience the heaths will head straight for the flagship reserves on the Isle of Purbeck: the RSPB’s Arne, perhaps, or National Trust’s Studland and Godlingston Heath.

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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