As The Hedgerows Disappear

Sad in a way

At one time Britain was divided into many thousand fields
But the hedgerows dividing them have gradually been destroyed
185,000 miles of hedgerows have disappeared since the end of World War II
As modern farming methods have been employed
The hedgerows provided homes for mammals, birds and insects
And their destruction has impacted on these creatures
As a result many species are starting to disappear
Together with the loss of one of natures notable features
One can understand the need for larger fields
To allow modern machinery to be employed
But natures balance is gradually being affected
And this loss of natures balance must be deplored
Some creatures depend on others for their food chain
That is the way that some species have survived
And eventually the loss of habitat will destroy their food chain
Much of which by the hedgerows was provided
Somehow this…

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