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Habitat management news

By - William J Sutherland

Many people refill their ponds in the summer using hosepipes, which often results in adding nitrate-rich water. A simple answer that could be more widely used is to collect the rainwater from the roof, which has the further merit of reducing water consumption. The solution we have is to run a second downpipe from the gutter into a water butt, with the overflow running into the pond.

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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