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From issue:   Issue:   British Wildlife 08.5 June 1997

Habitat Management and Conservation of the Adder in Britain

By - Chris Wild, Carol Entwistle

Not since our ancient ancestors, the druids, has the sacred 'Nadder', symbol of sun worship, enjoyed a cult status worthy of remembrance. Sadly, the demise of the Adder's reputation has led to it being actively persecuted to the present day. A notable exception was the early-20th-century naturalist W H Hudson, a somewhat more ethically enlightened naturalist of the time, who, in his remarkable chapter Hints to Adder-Seekers (undated), discovered beauty in his 'wild wormes of the woods', albeit late in his career.

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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