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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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Michael McCarthy, The Independent

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Nick Baker, Presenter and Naturalist

Reserve Focus: Coulters Dean

By - Dianne Mitchell

Coulters Dean, named for the blade used in early ploughs to cut through the soil, is a small reserve in Hampshire that is home to some of the South Down's rarest species. Dianne Mitchell guides us through Coulters Dean, a place that has a been an important site for pioneering ecological studies throughout its history.

Coulters Dean, a Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust (HIWWT) reserve, rests high on the chalk above Buriton, in Hampshire. Situated on the west-facing slope of a dry valley, it comprises 4.9 acres of chalk grassland and 6 acres of semi-natural ancient woodland.

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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