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Arne Nature ReserveBiodiversity Chart:
The range of species present is a good guide to a site's overall biodiversity. This chart shows the number of species in the main species groups (mammals, reptiles, birds, etc,) that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!Vegetation Distribution:
The vegetation present is a good guide to a site's habitat diversity. This chart shows the number of species linked with accepted habitat types that occur here. This is a rough guide only - not truly scientific!Habitat:
Habitat(s) Extent Comment W5: Conifer Plantation Partial Gradually being removed to restore the heathland W4: Wet Woodland Minority In various places on the reserve H1: Dry Heath Significant Extensive areas H3: Wet Heath Partial On lower ground in heathland areas H2: Dry Heath/Acid Grassland Mosaic Minority Mainly around the farm FP: Ponds Minority Some acid ponds especially good for raft spiders and dragonflies CM: Mudflats & Open Tidal Water Significant Especially at low tide CS: Saltmarsh Partial Where the reserve meets Poole Harbour CD: Coastal Dunes Minority Along Shipstal beach BB: Buildings, bridges and walls Minority Mainly around the farm and villageRecords per Species Group:
This chart shows the number of records in the database by species group.Monthly Record Count:
This chart shows the number of records per month for this site. This is cumulative since records started to be gathered in 2017:
This chart may give you an idea as to the best time of year to visit but it is only a crude guide really! Although the totals are cumulative for all years you can filter to see the pattern in any particular year if you wish.