Nature in the New Forest

Due to its mild climate and varied habitats, the New Forest is one of the most important areas for wildlife in the country, being home to a great variety of flora and fauna. Some, like the wild gladiolus, are found nowhere else in Britain.

Rare flowering plants, fungi, dragonflies, reptiles and birds can all be found here but it's not just the rarities that make the area such a popular place with naturalists. The New Forest is home to good numbers of more common species and has several local specialities that make it well worth a visit.

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Young Stag in the Morning Mist 
image ref 218 Red Deer Stag in the Frost 
image ref 321 Foxgloves in Pondhead Inclosure 
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Cotton Grass (Eriophorum angustifolium) 
image ref 160 Bluebells and Stitchwort at Exbury 
image ref 310 Keeled Skimmer (Orthetrum coerulescens) 
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Fern fronds and bluebells 
image ref 159 Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni) 
image ref 157 Bluebells and Greater Stitchwort 
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Red deer hinds in evening light 
image ref 164 Back-lit Brimstone 
image ref 156 Red Deer Stag and Hind (Cervus elaphus) 
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