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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 31.4 April 2020

Change in the wild flora of Brockweir, Hewelsfield and St Briavels

By - George Peterken, Elsa Wood

George Peterken and Elsa Wood explore the parishes of Hewelsfield and St Briavels, comparing the vascular plants that were once recorded there to the floral list of today. 

Our wild flora is changing rapidly. At the national scale, 20 native species have become extinct (Dines 2017), while numerous non-natives have ‘jumped the garden fence’ and established themselves as self-perpetuating populations. A glance at the Atlas of the British Flora (Preston et al. 2002) quickly reveals that populations of many more native species have thinned out in the intensively farmed lowlands and some have become regionally extinct.

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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