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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 33.8 August 2022

The Wye Gorge: an internationally important site for saproxylic invertebrates

By - Keith Alexander, Mike Howe, Rob Bacon

The woodlands of the Wye Gorge support an abundance and diversity of habitat for saproxylic invertebrates, and surveys have revealed a number of rare and scarce species. Mike Howe, Keith Alexander and Rob Bacon describe the wonderful array of saproxylic invertebrates found here, and the importance of the Wye Gorge for these species compared to other saproxylic sites.

The Wye Gorge and its surrounding districts, including the Forest of Dean in Glouces­tershire, are among the most densely and continuously wooded landscapes in southern Britain. The Gorge is centred on a 58-mile stretch of the River Wye, from Goodrich in Herefordshire to Chepstow in Monmouthshire, as it meanders through the Wye Valley AONB.

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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