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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.1 October 1996

Ant Nests, Sun and Shade – their measurement and significance for invertebrate conservation

By - John Pontin

The insolation (radiation received from the sun) requirements of invertebrates in the British climate are often critical and therefore vital when considering habitat management. Many references to this important factor are purely subjective evalutations, which may well be correct, but they are not convincing to critics and form a poor basis for assessing or managing sites.

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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