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  • Arne Nature Reserve

    When you have finished here click/tap the pic to return to this site's home page and continue to discover more about it's features and species

    Biodiversity 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 village
    Records 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.