1 The Burren – farming for the future of the fertile rock
Bryony Williams, Sharon Parr, James Moran, Brendan Dunford and Ruairi Ó Conchúir
10 Through a naturalist's eyes
11 The water and wildlife of the Hampshire Avon winterbournes
Neil Punchard and Andy House
20 Habitat management news
Compiled by Conservation Management Advice, RSPB
22 Comment: Alien plants in Britain – a real or imagined problem?
David Pearman and Kevin Walker
28 Letter from the far West Coast
29 Predation of breeding waders on lowland wet grassland – is it a problem?
Malcolm Ausden, Mark Bolton, Nigel Butcher, David G Hoccom, Jennifer Smart and Gwyn Williams
39 The Lesser Glow-worm in Britain: native or newcomer?
Raphaël De Cock, John Horne and John Tyler
44 Wildlife reports
Compiled by Andrew Branson
65 Conservation news
Compiled by Sue Everett
71 Twitcher in the swamp
72 Book reviews