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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 06.3 February 1995

Insects of Scottish Mountains

By - Graham Rotheray, David Horsfield

Scottish mountains comprise the largest upland area in Britain, with over 90% of the British total above 610m (2,000ft) and 98% above 915m (3,000ft). They include the highest mountains in the British Isles. Geologically, Scottish mountains are full of interest, containing some of the most ancient outcrops known. The natural history is also celebrated, from the occurence of specialised montane plants, mammals and birds to economically important grouse and deer. Less well known, however, are the insects.

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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