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As The Hedgerows Disappear

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 destruction of nature’s habitat must be halted
Or alternative provision for the creatures must be made
We know that nature will be changed as they disappear
And eventually the price for this destruction must be paid
We must ensure that tracts of land are set aside
Where a natural environment can be restored
Where the mammal’s birds and insects can survive

And the balance of nature can be ensured

Ron Martin

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I am an author writer publisher web administrator I run poetry workshops in the community. My published Manners childrens poetry book can be found at

3 responses

  1. A lovely poem from a thoughtful caring man.Let us hope that we get the balance right before. WE become extinct. Peter


  2. Reblogged this on Sophi's Garden and commented:
    Sad in a way


  3. I believe the price for this destruction will be spiritual.


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