The magazine for the modern naturalist About Contact Back issues Shop Help Subscribe

"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

From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 06.6 August 1995

The Changing Face of Lowland Farming and Wildlife Part 1 1845-1945

By - Chris Stoate

Many naturalists and conservationists look back upon the landscape of the Victorian Age as one where the ways of the farmers allowed a rich variety of habitats and wildlife to flourish. This rosy view of the past, perhaps influenced by the paintings of Constable and others and by the writing of Thomas Hardy, fails to appreciate that over large areas of lowland Britain unprecedented changes were taking place.

Buy this issue Subscribe now

"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