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, after emerging as adults in early summer.
Shy nightjars make their yearly flight from South Africa to the New Forest in spring, making their nests on the ground.