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"British Wildlife is the pulsating heart of the UK nature conservation movement"

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

reserve focus

The Reserve Focus articles celebrate the diversity of our nature reserves and the wildlife to be found within them. The series covers a varied mix of sites, including the flagship reserves of organisations such as the RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts, National Nature Reserves, Sites of Special Scientific Interest, and Marine Conservation Zones. The Reserve Focus articles provide fascinating snippets and detailed ecological accounts that will greatly enrich a visit to any of the featured sites. Each piece explores the wildlife – including specialities and characteristic common species – history and management of the reserves, while also offering advice on visiting and access.


Issue Pages Title
British Wildlife 31.1 October 2019 25-30 Reserve Focus: Cwm Idwal NNR, Gwynedd
British Wildlife 29.4 April 2018 266-271 Reserve Focus: Mounts Bay MCZ
British Wildlife 29.1 October 2017 19-25 Reserve focus: Ouaisne Common SSI, Jersey
British Wildlife 28.3 February 2017 187-192 Reserve Focus: WWT Steart Marshes, Somerset
British Wildlife 27.4 April 2016 250-255 Reserve focus: Westhay Moor National Nature Reserve
British Wildlife 27.2 December 2015 104-110 Reserve focus: Fontmell and Melbury Downs, Dorset
British Wildlife 26.5 June 2015 328-335 Reserve focus: Glencoe
British Wildlife 26.2 December 2014 99-105 Reserve focus: Stanner Rocks NNR
British Wildlife 26.1 October 2014 11-17 Reserve focus: Knockan Crag NNR
British Wildlife 25.4 April 2014 250-257 Reserve focus: Cotswold Commons and Beechwoods NNR
British Wildlife 25.2 December 2013 109-113 Reserve Focus: Chobham Common National Nature Reserve
British Wildlife 24.6 August 2013 394-398 Reserve Focus: Durlston NNR and Country Park, Dorset
British Wildlife 24.1 October 2012 38-42 Reserve Focus: Farlington Marshes Nature Reserve, Hampshire
British Wildlife 23.5 June 2012 343-347 Reserve Focus: Cabin Hill National Nature Reserve, Merseyside
British Wildlife 23.2 December 2011 100-103 Reserve Focus: Flanders Moss National Nature Reserve, Stirlingshire
British Wildlife 22.4 April 2011 258-262 Reserve Focus: Carmel National Nature Reserve, Carmarthenshire
British Wildlife 22.2 December 2010 87-91 Reserve Focus: Isle of May National Nature Reserve, Fife
British Wildlife 22.1 October 2010 26-30 Reserve Focus: The Princethorpe woodlands, Warwickshire
British Wildlife 21.6 August 2010 412-415 Reserve Focus: Ranscombe Farm Reserve, Cuxton, Kent
British Wildlife 20.1 October 2008 12-16 Reserve Focus: Kingcombe Meadows, Dorset
British Wildlife 19.6 August 2008 411-414 Reserve Focus: Greywell Moors, Hampshire
British Wildlife 17.4 April 2006 243-248 Reserve Focus: Ramsey Island, Pembrokeshire
British Wildlife 15.4 April 2004 240-243 Reserve Focus: Thompson Common Nature Reserve, Norfolk
British Wildlife 15.1 October 2003 20-24 Reserve Focus - Grey Mare's Tail Nature Reserve, South Scotland
British Wildlife 14.3 February 2003 195-198 Reserve Focus – Cors Fochno (Borth Bog). West Wales
British Wildlife 14.2 December 2002 101-105 Reserve Focus – Havergate Island NNR, Suffolk
British Wildlife 13.5 June 2002 323-326 Reserve Focus: Askham Bog, North Yorkshire
British Wildlife 13.4 April 2002 267-270 Reserve Focus: The Ouse Washes, Cambridgeshire
British Wildlife 13.3 February 2002 171-176 Reserve Focus: Rhos Llawr Cwrt NNR, Ceredigion
British Wildlife 12.6 August 2001 418-421 Reserve Focus: Clattinger Farm Reserve, Wiltshire
British Wildlife 12.1 October 2000 22-27 Reserve focus - Crymlyn Bog NNR
British Wildlife 11.4 April 2000 274-277 Reserve Focus: The Wetland Centre, London
British Wildlife 11.3 February 2000 199-202 Reserve Focus: East Dartmoor Woods and Heaths NNR, Devon
British Wildlife 11.2 December 1999 123-125 Reserve Focus: Rye Harbour Nature Reserve, East Sussex
British Wildlife 10.5 June 1999 334-337 334 Reserve Focus – Cors Erddreiniog and other Anglesey fens
British Wildlife 10.1 October 1998 41-43 Reserve Focus - Chartley Moss NNR, Staffordshire
British Wildlife 09.4 April 1998 245-247 Reserve Focus - Dunkery and Horner Wood NNR, West Somerset
British Wildlife 09.2 December 1997 86-89 Reserve Focus - Dowrog Common, Pembrokeshire
British Wildlife 09.1 October 1997 40-43 Reserve Focus – Benacre to Easton Bavents NNR, Suffolk
British Wildlife 08.4 April 1997 245-247 Reserve Focus – Roudsea Wood and Mosses NNR, Cumbria
British Wildlife 08.2 December 1996 109-111 Reserve Focus – Loch of Strathbeg, Aberdeenshire
British Wildlife 07.6 August 1996 381-383 Reserve Focus – Brownsea Island, Poole Harbour
British Wildlife 07.5 June 1996 313-315 Reserve Focus – Ashtead Common NNR, Surrey
British Wildlife 07.3 February 1996 177-179 Reserve Focus – Gibraltar Point NNR, Lincolnshire
British Wildlife 07.1 October 1995 41-43 Reserve Focus – Pass of Ryvoan, Speyside
British Wildlife 06.5 June 1995 312-314 Reserve Focus – Wye National Nature Reserve, Kent
British Wildlife 06.4 April 1995 231-234 Reserve Focus – The Bosherston Lakes
British Wildlife 06.2 December 1994 109-111 Reserve Focus – Newborough Warren NNR, Anglesey
British Wildlife 05.6 August 1994 381-383 Reserve Focus – The Lower Derwent Valley, Yorkshire
British Wildlife 05.4 April 1994 244-247 Reserve Focus – The Farne Islands, Northumberland
British Wildlife 05.3 February 1994 166-168 Reserve Focus – Thursley NNR, Surrey
British Wildlife 05.1 October 1993 41-43 Reserve Focus – lnsh Marshes, Speyside
British Wildlife 04.6 August 1993 381-384 Reserve Focus – Elan Estate, Powys
British Wildlife 04.4 April 1993 246-248 Reserve Focus – The Wyre Forest NNR, Hereford & Worcester
British Wildlife 04.3 February 1993 177-179 Reserve Focus – Crom Estate, Ulster
British Wildlife 04.1 October 1992 42-44 Reserve Focus – Hatfield Forest, Essex
British Wildlife 03.6 August 1992 337-339 Reserve Focus – St Cyrus National Nature Reserve, Grampian
British Wildlife 03.5 June 1992 266-269 Reserve Focus - Dawlish Warren Local Nature Reserve, Devon
British Wildlife 03.4 April 1992 230-232 Reserve Focus - Upper Teesdale National Nature Reserve
British Wildlife 03.3 February 1992 146-148 Reserve Focus - Bardsey Island, Gwynedd, North Wales
British Wildlife 03.1 October 1991 34-36 Reserve Focus - Holt Heath National Nature Reserve, Dorset
British Wildlife 02.6 August 1991 359-361 Reserve Focus - Gait Barrows National Nature Reserve, Cumbria
British Wildlife 02.5 June 1991 292-294 Reserve Focus - Bradfield Woods, Suffolk
British Wildlife 02.4 April 1991 230-232 Reserve Focus - Cuckmere Haven, Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex
British Wildlife 02.3 February 1991 164-166 Reserve Focus - Thorne Moors National Nature Reserve
British Wildlife 02.1 October 1990 42-44 Reserve Focus - Braunton Burrows National Nature Reserve, Devon
British Wildlife 11.6 August 2000 427-429 Reserve Focus - Caenlochan National Nature Reserve, Angus
British Wildlife 01.6 August 1990 347-349 Reserve Focus - Derbyshire Dales National Nature Reserve
British Wildlife 01.5 June 1990 289-291 Reserve Focus - Isle of Noss, Shetland
British Wildlife 01.4 April 1990 216-218 Reserve Focus - North Meadow, Cricklade, Wiltshire
British Wildlife 01.3 February 1990 162-164 Reserve Focus - Beinn Eighe, Wester Ross, Highlands
British Wildlife 01.2 December 1989 96-98 Reserve Focus - Cley and Salthouse Marshes, Norfolk
British Wildlife 01.1 October 1989 41-43 Reserve Focus - Martin Down, Hampshire

"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