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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 04.4 April 1993

The Living Churchyard – Sanctuaries for Wildlife

By - Eve Dennis

Churchyards are havens for a vast congregation of wild plants and animals - a part of our natural heritage every bit as historic as the church itself. There are at least 20,000 churchyards, chapel-yards and other burial grounds in England alone, ranging in size from small gardens to 5ha or more. Effectively, much of this represents remnants of old meadow grassland enclosed at the time that the church was built, or, in Victorian times, as an extension to the origional churchyard.

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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