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Matthew Oates, National Trust

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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

Peter Marren

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Peter Marren is an all-rounder naturalist and nature writer, the author of many books, who has appeared in every issue of British Wildlife since 1990. His column, Twitcher in the swamp, is a satirical comment on the nature conservation scene in Britain – an informed comment since he has experience working for nature conservation agencies. His latest book, Emperors, Admirals and Chimney Sweepers, is about the funny names of our butterflies and moths.

Articles:

Issue Pages Title
British Wildlife 30.3 February 2019 185-189 Moonshine, myth and magic: the strange world of the Moonwort
British Wildlife 29.5 June 2018 314-319 National Nature Reserves in crisis?
British Wildlife 28.5 June 2017 323-325 Britain’s oldest butterfly – a ‘wonderful beautiful’ survivor from Tudor England
British Wildlife 28.4 April 2017 248-252 Lost and found: the resurrection of an ‘extinct’ British plant
British Wildlife 27.5 June 2016 333-339 The great rewilding experiment at Knepp Castle
British Wildlife 27.4 April 2016 240-243 The playground of nature
British Wildlife 27.2 December 2015 100-102 Why must your garden go?
British Wildlife 26.6 August 2015 391-397 The man from the Wildwood: Oliver Rackham
British Wildlife 26.5 June 2015 320-326 Lost language: the forgotton cultural lives of butterflies
British Wildlife 25.6 August 2014 382-389 British Wildlife: 25 years of nature conservation
British Wildlife 25.5 June 2014 305-313 The ancient oaks of Savernake Forest
British Wildlife 23.6 August 2012 404-408 Mushrooms
British Wildlife 20.6 August 2009 381-387 The folk-names of invertebrates
British Wildlife 19.3 February 2008 153-159 Darwin's war-horse: beetle-collecting in 19th-century England
British Wildlife 18.2 December 2006 98-105 The ‘global fungal weeds‘: the toadstools of wood-chip beds
British Wildlife 17.4 April 2006 230-235 Seventeen eventful years
British Wildlife 17.1 October 2005 32 Obituary - Richard Fitter 1913-2005
British Wildlife 16.4 April 2005 264 Miriam Rothschild 1908-2005
British Wildlife 15.6 August 2004 401-408 The English names of butterflies
British Wildlife 15.2 December 2003 151 Obituary - Franklyn Perring 1927-2003
British Wildlife 14.6 August 2003 393-402 Wild mushrooms in Britain
British Wildlife 14.5 June 2003 320 Obituary – Max Nicholson 1904-2003
British Wildlife 13.5 June 2002 327-334 The deadly world of Britain's carnivorous plants
British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001 44-49 The first field guides: the Wayside and Woodland books
British Wildlife 12.5 June 2001 305-310 What time hath stole away.' Local extinctions in our native flora
British Wildlife 11.6 August 2000 401-409 British tooth-fungi and their conservation
British Wildlife 10.6 August 1999 373-380 County floras
British Wildlife 10.1 October 1998 29-38 The English Names of Moths
British Wildlife 09.6 August 1998 362-370 A Short History of Butterfly-collecting in Britain
British Wildlife 09.3 February 1998 164-172 Fungal Flowers: the Waxcaps and their World
British Wildlife 07.5 June 1996 288-289 Obituary – Sir William Wilkinson
British Wildlife 06.6 August 1995 366-376 Stinkhorns, Earth-stars and Fungal Flowers: The Strange World of Gasteromycete Fungi
British Wildlife 04.6 August 1993 347-359 The New Naturalists
British Wildlife 04.5 June 1993 296-304 Back from the Brink – Conserving our Rarest Flowering Plants
British Wildlife 04.2 December 1992 73-84 The Fly Agaric and its Allies – the Amanita toadstools
British Wildlife 03.5 June 1992 270-281 British Boletes
British Wildlife 03.1 October 1991 1-9 Bracket Fungi and their Role in Nature

Columns:

Issue Pages Title
British Wildlife 30.6 August 2019 464 Twitcher in the swamp
British Wildlife 30.5 June 2019 387 Twitcher in the swamp
British Wildlife 30.4 April 2019 307 Twitcher in the swamp
British Wildlife 30.3 February 2019 230 Twitcher in the swamp
British Wildlife 30.2 December 2018 150 Twitcher in the swamp
British Wildlife 30.1 October 2018 73 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.6 August 2018 462 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.5 June 2018 385 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.4 April 2018 308 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.3 February 2018 230 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.2 December 2017 149 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 29.1 October 2017 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 28.6 August 2017 458 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 28.4 April 2017 305 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 28.3 February 2017 226 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 28.2 December 2016 149 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 27.4 April 2016 300 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 27.3 February 2016 223 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 27.1 October 2015 66 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.6 August 2015 453 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.5 June 2015 377 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.4 April 2015 300 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.3 February 2015 223 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.2 December 2014 148 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 26.1 October 2014 41 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.6 August 2014 423 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.5 June 2004 375 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.5 June 2014 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.4 April 2014 300 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.3 February 2014 224 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.2 December 2013 147 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 25.1 October 2013 72 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.6 August 2013 447 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.5 June 2013 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.4 April 2013 298 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.3 February 2013 221 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.2 December 2012 148 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 24.1 October 2012 72 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 23.6 August 2012 453 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 23.5 June 2012 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 23.3 February 2012 223 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 23.2 December 2011 146 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 23.1 October 2011 70-71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 22.6 August 2011 450 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 22.4 April 2011 299 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 22.3 February 2011 222 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 22.2 December 2010 146 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 22.1 October 2010 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.6 August 2010 449 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.5 June 2010 373 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.4 April 2010 296 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.3 February 2010 222 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.2 December 2009 147 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 21.1 October 2009 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.6 August 2009 452 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.5 June 2009 374 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.4 April 2009 301 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.3 February 2009 223 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.2 December 2008 145 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 20.1 October 2008 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.6 August 2008 541 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.5 June 2008 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.4 April 2008 298 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.3 February 2008 224 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.2 December 2007 147 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 19.1 October 2007 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 18.6 August 2007 451 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 18.5 June 2007 374 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 18.4 April 2007 300 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 18.2 December 2006 148 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 18.1 October 2006 72 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.6 August 2006 452 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.5 June 2006 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.4 April 2006 298 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.3 February 2006 219 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.2 December 2005 146 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 17.1 October 2005 71 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 16.6 August 2005 449 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 16.5 June 2005 373 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 16.4 April 2005 296 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 16.3 February 2005 222 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 16.2 December 2004 147 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.6 August 2004 449 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.4 April 2004 297 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.3 February 2004 223 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.2 December 2003 145 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 15.1 October 2003 73 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.6 August 2003 453 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.5 June 2003 377 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.4 April 2003 299 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.3 February 2003 222 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.2 December 2002 148 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 14.1 October 2002 70 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.6 August 2002 451 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.5 June 2002 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.4 April 2002 298 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002 224 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.2 December 2001 147 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 13.1 October 2001 75 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.6 August 2001 449 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.5 June 2001 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.4 April 2001 297 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.3 February 2001 222 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.2 December 2000 150 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 12.1 October 2000 70 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 11.6 August 2000 52 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 11.5 June 2000 376 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 11.4 April 2000 242 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 11.2 December 1999 149 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 10.6 August 1999 445 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 10.4 April 1999 240 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 10.3 February 1999 164 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 10.2 December 1998 140 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 10.1 October 1998 65 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.6 August 1998 408 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.5 June 1998 290 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.4 April 1998 220 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.3 February 1998 175 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.2 December 1997 134 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 09.1 October 1997 66 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.6 August 1997 359 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.5 June 1997 296 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.4 April 1997 268-270 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.3 February 1997 202 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.2 December 1996 126 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 08.1 October 1996 66 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.6 August 1996 406 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.5 June 1996 309 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.4 April 1996 270 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.3 February 1996 176 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.2 December 1995 133 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 07.1 October 1995 59 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.6 August 1995 379 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.5 June 1995 339 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.4 April 1995 230 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.3 February 1995 201 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.2 December 1994 108 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 06.1 October 1994 65 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.6 August 1994 405 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.5 June 1994 337 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.4 April 1994 243 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.3 February 1994 197 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.2 December 1993 124 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 05.1 October 1993 40 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.6 August 1993 380 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.5 June 1993 330 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.4 April 1993 242 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.3 February 1993 176 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.2 December 1992 108 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 04.1 October 1992 26 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.6 August 1992 389 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.5 June 1992 321 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.4 April 1992 255 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.3 February 1992 167 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.2 December 1991 125 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 03.1 October 1991 41 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 02.5 June 1991 301 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 02.4 April 1991 257 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 02.3 February 1991 192 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 02.1 October 1990 63 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 01.6 August 1990 375 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 01.5 June 1990 311 Twitcher in the Swamp
British Wildlife 01.4 April 1990 245 Twitcher in the Swamp

Book Reviews:

Issue Pages Title
British Wildlife 30.5 June 2019 389 Shotover: The Life of an Oxfordshire Hill
British Wildlife 30.4 April 2019 309-310 The Burren
British Wildlife 30.3 February 2019 231-232 The Field Key to Winter Twigs: A Guide to Native and Planted Deciduous Trees, Shrubs and Woody Climbers (Xylophytes) found in the British Isles
British Wildlife 30.2 December 2018 151 Identification of Trees and Shrubs in Winter using Buds and Twigs by Bernd Schulz
British Wildlife 30.1 October 2018 74 The Wonderful Mr Willughby: The First True Ornithologist
British Wildlife 30.1 October 2018 75-76 The Nature of the Malverns: An ancient landscape steeped in wildlife

"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