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"are provided with a habitat": Passive mood wording makes it read like the habitat is artificial (or at least does so to my ear). Perhaps reword this sentence more actively: The nature reserve provides a habitat for a variety of flora and fauna...
Thanks I've used your wording.— Rodtalk 09:16, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Since this is a geological feature, the geology section feels a little thin. I think it addresses the main aspects of the topic, so I'm not going to count this against GA criterion 3, but especially if you want to consider developing this further for a push to FA, you'll want to survey some more of the geology journals here, I think.
Does Hope Wood = Hope Woodlands? I am not certain of the answer; if so, link it.
No a couple of hundred miles difference.— Rodtalk 09:16, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
"Various caves": If the sources provide them, naming one or two might be worth considering. I see you do name a couple caves for the mammal fossils; any idea if these are the same ones?
Looking again at the sources, they don't name specific caves and some of the flints were found in areas outside the caves.— Rodtalk 09:48, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
"One fine flint flake among several found has been identified": This is a pretty awkward sentence, and I'm not quite sure what you're going for here.
Reworded is this better?— Rodtalk 09:48, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Actually, I'd reshuffle the History section entirely. You jump from Neolithic people to Devensian mammals, then back to the Bronze Age.
That parenthetical "presumed"—are the sources unsure about the dating? Why is that here?
The dating is not specific and sources say "last ice age" or similar so I have removed the presumed - but I don't think the evidence is there to get any more specific.— Rodtalk 09:48, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Any sources comment on the ownership history before Mrs. Hodgkinson? I'd guess probably not, but never hurts to check.
Nothing that I can find in the sources - presumably part of a larger estate of the "landed gentry" but I can't find any specific names of owners etc.— Rodtalk 09:48, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
One newspaper ref to its purchase in 1931 added.— Rodtalk 10:25, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
If you have the information, I don't think it would be undue weight to go ahead and list trail lengths, considering its current status.
The longest is 3 kilometres (1.9 mi).— Rodtalk 15:44, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
You mention the year of its notification in the lead, but I don't see that in the body.
Lesser horseshoe doesn't need to be capitalized. For reasons I do not understand, convention appears to be that butterfly species keep their capitals, but I'll try to double-check that with the MOS people.
I've never understood these (or been able to keep up with the changing fashions).— Rodtalk 15:44, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Sources look mostly good, although I'm not sure Real Alternative (#15) is reliable. I think the information is replaceable from Lewis, but you'll want to check to be sure.
Replaced by ref to Somerset Historic Environment Record.— Rodtalk 19:31, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
The External Link is already used in the references, but I don't think that's a problem here. I would restyle it to provide more context though. Perhaps: Natural England website for the Ebbor Gorge NNR
Calling this on hold for the moment to give an opportunity to clean up a few of these issues, but I feel confident I'll be able to promote in short order. Squeamish Ossifrage (talk) 22:14, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
Reviewer Squeamish Ossifrage hasn't edited on Wikipedia since October 2. As this review has been abandoned, the nomination is being returned to the reviewing pool, where it will hopefully get some attention. BlueMoonset (talk) 04:48, 7 November 2014 (UTC)
I'm confused by the use of both the grid reference and coordinates, as they seem to be almost the same. I am admittedly not that familiar with geography-related articles, is this a standard practice? If it is, why when I check the Geohack they have different coordinates?
The UK still uses the Ordnance Survey National Grid grid reference system for most maps, so a lot of local geography articles include both so that it can be located on UK maps and international systems (eg google maps). The difference (or so I have been told) can be up to a few meters.— Rodtalk
First sentence: Wells is linked, but Somerset, England is not. We probably don't need to mention Wells at all. Also “biological Site of Special Scientific Interest” and “notified” link to the same place. I see there is a section entitled “Notification” that perhaps you want instead want to link to. Even so, I’d reword the sentence to something like Ebbor Gorge is a limestonegorge in Somerset, England, designated and notified in 1952 as a 63.5-hectare (157-acre) biological Site of Special Scientific Interest in the Mendip Hills.
Last sentence, first paragraph, should Mendipite be capitalized? The link I suppose is optional since it’s already linked in the lead.
It is a "proper name" of a particular compound and the capitalisation is the same as for Carboniferous Limestone & Clifton Down Limestone in the same paragraph.— Rodtalk 21:56, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
My indication of whether it should be capitalized came from the linked article. In mendipite they don't see to capitalize, where in Carboniferous Limestone and others they do. You would know why more than me, but my bigger point is that mendipite is capitalized in the lead but not here in the Geology section. We should keep it consistent. — MusikAnimaltalk 22:20, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Now capitalised in lead for consistency.— Rodtalk 06:57, 10 November 2014 (UTC)
There are hundreds or thousands of these plant species, but as these two are considered nationally rare I suspect they are worthy of articles (and might get them one day).— Rodtalk 22:00, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
That's all I have. The article otherwise looks great. I'm fully confident we can tackle these issues quickly, so I'm placing the article on hold. — MusikAnimaltalk 21:18, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
See my note above under Geography about the Mendipite capitalization. Once we get that addressed I think we're good to go :) — MusikAnimaltalk 22:20, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
Y Great work! This nomination has passed. Congratulations! — MusikAnimaltalk 15:41, 10 November 2014 (UTC)