New Forest Northern Commons
A colourful mosaic of blooming heather and gorse, braided wetlands and ancient woodland pasture
While you might not be able to get out to the New Forest now, you can enjoy these seasonal wildlife highlights from home.
Dartford warblers are distinctive little birds, with a scratchy call and a feisty nature. They can be found darting across the gorse in search of insects to eat.
Silver studded blue butterflies are found across New Forest heathland. They're busy turning from egg to caterpillar, emerging as adults in early summer.
Shy nightjars are making their yearly flight from South Africa to the New Forest. They make their nests on the ground, so it's essential that we keep to the tracks at this time of year so that they can establish a brood.