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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

Through a naturalist’s eyes

By - Robert Burton

"The thought of the first plunge into the water brings to mind Lady Macbeth: 'But screw your courage to the sticking-place And we'll not fail'. I don't think I am alone in this. Yet, once in, the water's lovely. We all enjoy the stimulation of splashing around and progressing by a different form of locomotion. To be able to swim is a great convenience, and especially useful in emergency."

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More from 'BW 8.5 - June 1997 '

"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