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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 05.2 December 1993

The Management of Southern Limestone Grasslands

By - Matthew Oates

Limestone grassland encompasses some of the most valued wildlife habitats in Britain, particularly in terms of botanical and invertebrate diversity and speciality. A square metre of species-rich limestone grassland can reveal 30 or more species of plant. Some types of calcareous grassland hold important bryophyte communities, especially sparse short turf with exposed bare soil pockets, scree rubble and rock surfaces.

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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