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British Wildlife 23.1 October 2011

Table of Contents:

1 Editorial
Andrew Branson

2 Comment: The 2011 Environmental Revolution
Peter Marren

7 Through a naturalist's eyes
Robert Burton

8 Conserving the wildlife of traditional orchards
Simon Barker, Anita Burrough, Lucy Cordrey, Kate Merry and Chris Wedge

17 The Noble Chafer and traditional orchards – an old-growth species in the English cultural landscape
Keith Alexander and Laura Bower

23 Mistletoe – a review of its distribution, conservation and insect associates
Jonathan Briggs

32 Habitat management news
Compiled by Conservation Management Advice, RSPB

34 Large house spiders in the British Isles: past, present and future
Geoff Oxford

42 Wildlife reports
Compiled by Andrew Branson

64 Conservation news
Compiled by Sue Everett

70 Twitcher in the swamp
Peter Marren

72 Book reviews

73 Letters

"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