Photographs


PHOTOGRAPHS: A library of photographs from my wildlife travels:

  • Species I have seen
  • Places I have been
  • Those that reflect certain habitat types

 

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Chicken of the Woods : Kilwood Coppice Nature Reserve : W1: Broad-leaf Woodland
20-09-20

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Turkey Oak : Tadnoll Nature Reserve
29-08-20

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Pale St Johns wort : Stonehill Down Nature Reserve : G1: Calcareous Grassland
17-07-20

My photos really do not do the meadows justice!

Sunnyside Farm
26-06-20

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Sweetbriar : Stoborough Heath National Nature Reserve : S1: Hedgerow Scrub
26-06-20

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Badger
25-06-20

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Badger
25-06-20

Some areas of the wood have been planted with conifers

Bere Wood
24-06-20

The eastern woodland path follows the course of the stream

Bog Lane Natural Green Space : W4: Wet Woodland
21-06-20

The stream wends it way through thick undergrowth

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

In places the path becomes very muddy and so boardwalks have been installed

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The path to the east of the river is very different to the western path

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

From the top end of the path there are views across the Frome water meadows

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The two areas of woodland are separated by a field of improved grazing pasture

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The western wood is dry acid woodland and very different from the wet eastern wood

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The western wood is a mixture of oak/birch with planted Corsican pine 

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The western wood has a typical acid soil flora understory

Bog Lane Natural Green Space
21-06-20

The balancing pond; too deep for any wildlife to make use of

Stokeford Heath
20-06-20

The gravel pits were abandoned long ago and nature has taken back control

Stokeford Heath : B5: Quarries & mineral extraction
20-06-20

A pleasant walk through a wooded setting

Stokeford Heath
20-06-20

Unusual to see the golf course so quiet

Stokeford Heath : G5: Amenity Grassland
20-06-20

Just coming into full flower

Common Spotted Orchid
18-06-20

The small pond by the western entrance

Slepe Heath : F2: Ponds
17-06-20

Slepe Heath is mainly dry heath on a sandy soil

Slepe Heath : H1: Dry Heath
17-06-20

Much of the area is pretty inaccessible to the average walker

Slepe Heath
17-06-20

To the southern edge where the land is lower it becomes wet heath verging on bog

Slepe Heath
17-06-20

The nationally scarce yellow bartsia can be found here

Yellow Bartsia : Slepe Heath
17-06-20

To the north there are views over Poole harbour

Slepe Heath
17-06-20

The river Frome as it nears the entrance to Poole Harbour

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham : F4: Slow moving rivers
16-06-20

The view across Bestwall marsh

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham
16-06-20

Some of the area is farmed

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham
16-06-20

It is where people mess about on the river

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham
16-06-20

A small part of the extensive reed beds at Swineham Point

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham
16-06-20

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Holmebridge : B1: Arable farmland
16-06-20

A lovely afternoon for a woodland walk

Cole Wood : W3: Mixed Woodland
15-06-20

Foxgloves are still going strong

Foxglove : Cole Wood
15-06-20

Some work has been done on thinning out the conifers

Cole Wood
15-06-20

The top pond is looking quite low and becoming dominated by bulrushes

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve : F2: Ponds
09-06-20

Hanson's have now completely pulled out leaving a larger area to explore

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve : B4: Fringes - roadsides, bare ground & wasteland
09-06-20

I think this is the first bee orchid I have seen at Higher Hyde

Bee Orchid : Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve
09-06-20