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British Wildlife

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British Wildlife is the leading natural history magazine in the UK, providing essential reading for both enthusiast and professional naturalists and wildlife conservationists. Published eight times a year, British Wildlife bridges the gap between popular writing and scientific literature through a combination of long-form articles, regular columns and reports, book reviews and letters.

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Conservation Land Management

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Conservation Land Management (CLM) is a quarterly magazine that is widely regarded as essential reading for all who are involved in land management for nature conservation, across the British Isles. CLM includes long-form articles, events listings, publication reviews, new product information and updates, reports of conferences and letters.

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Spiders, Scorpions, Ticks & Mites (Arachnida)

Arachnids are a class of invertebrates that belong to the arthropods. Despite similarities to insects, such as an exoskeleton, they are easy to tell apart as they have eight rather than six legs, and have no antennae or wings. The most well-known members of the class Arachnida are, of course, the spiders (order Araneae), but the group also includes scorpions, ticks, mites, harvestmen, and solifuges (also known as camel spiders, wind scorpions, or sun spiders). Several groups have venom glands and use their fangs to inject it to kill prey or enemies.

All spiders produce silk, and most of them use it to make large webs in which to catch prey, although some use it for hunting in other, more creative ways (such as the bolas spider that uses strands with sticky blobs at the end which it swings at flying insects). Pseudoscorpions are another group that produce silk, which they use to create cocoons for mating, moulting or shelter.

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