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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement"

Matthew Oates, National Trust

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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

Twitcher in the Swamp

By - Peter Marren

"My ear aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my senses. The Nightingale has started again. It was here when Twitcher moved home to the pretty village of Ramsbury in the Kennet valley halfway through April, and it has sung every day, and sometimes all day (as well, of course, as all night), for three weeks now. Unless it does without food and sleep all this time, there must be two of them in there, working in relays. Now there is an echo. It has found a mate. I can't stand it."

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More from 'BW 4.5 - June 1993 '

"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