Photographs


PHOTOGRAPHS: A library of photographs from my wildlife travels:

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

 

Some remnants of the old Arne Farm remain and are an added interest to the area

Arne Nature Reserve
20-06-13

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Bere Wood
15-06-13

A delightful woodland walk any time of year

Bere Wood
15-06-13

The woods are privately owned by the Drax estate so one has to keep the defined but not well made tracks

Bere Wood
15-06-13

The lake is the main attraction for birds and birders in winter

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham : F1: Lakes and reservoirs
13-06-13

There are several deep ponds resulting from mineral extraction

Stokeford Heath : B5: Quarries & mineral extraction
23-04-13

A bridal way runs past the pits and golf course and makes for easy walking

Stokeford Heath
23-04-13

The balancing pond is used for water sports in the summer

Stokeford Heath
23-04-13

Where the ponds are has become something of an impenetrable jungle!

Stokeford Heath
23-04-13

The golf course still has areas suitable for wildlife

Stokeford Heath
23-04-13

Looking down on Shipstal beach

Arne Nature Reserve
15-10-12

Known as a heathland/wetland site Arne has some valuable woodland habitat too

Arne Nature Reserve
15-10-12

Heathland habitat is, of course, a major contributor to the areas ecological interest

Arne Nature Reserve
15-10-12

Some of the old farmland has been sown with wild flowers as food for finches in winter 

Arne Nature Reserve
15-10-12

The hide at Coombe Heath looks out over the tidal Middlebere Channel

Arne Nature Reserve
15-10-12

From Swineham point you look out over the reed beds towards Poole HArbour

Bestwall Marsh and Swineham
13-10-12

The bridge over the Corfe river

Sharford Bridge
13-10-12

A mixture of woodland and heathland habitats

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath
13-10-12

One of the highlights, Rushy Pond

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath
13-10-12

Lots of wild, scrubby areas for wildlife

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath
13-10-12

A good display of bluebells in spring

Thorncombe Wood and Duddle Heath
13-10-12

This is Sharford Bridge!

Sharford Bridge
12-10-12

The higher fields have a varied collection of weeds of cultivation and are still grazed by cattle

Sharford Bridge
12-10-12

Once you have crossed the heath you go through this gate in to the woodland and that leads sown to the bridge and stream

Sharford Bridge
12-10-12

Other than the ponds the main part of the reserve is mainly wet heath and bog

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve : H3: Wet Heath
09-10-12

At the 'top' end of the reserve is a cluster of ponds formed during mineral extraction many years ago and now the prime place to find many species of dragonflies and damselflies

Higher Hyde Heath Nature Reserve
09-10-12