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More than just a Heath

Heaths often serve as a buffer zone, connecting people to their surroundings. They provide a home for a rich variety of specialist wildlife and are important to local people for leisure activities and tourism. Lowland heath is an internationally rare and unique habitat - 20% of the world's remaining heathland is in the UK. Heathlands are the product of man's activities over the centuries and require careful management. 2020VISION's key heathland projects were the Suffolk Sandlings Living Landscapes project and the restoration of the North Hampshire heaths.
New Forest pony grazing on Latchmore Bottom at dawn, view from Dorridge Hill, The New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, July 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The New Forest was m... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / New Forest pony grazing on Latchmore Bottom at dawn, view from Dorridge Hill, The New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, July 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? The New Forest was m...
Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) perched on Heather twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Ben Hall / 2020VISION
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Ben Hall / 2020VISION / Dartford warbler (Sylvia undata) perched on Heather twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Sunrise on Hatchet Moor, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Sunrise on Hatchet Moor, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Sika deer (Cervus nippon), stag, hind and young, amongst flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? This East Asian deer's name 'Sika' is the Japanese word for 'd... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Sika deer (Cervus nippon), stag, hind and young, amongst flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? This East Asian deer's name 'Sika' is the Japanese word for 'd...
Emerald damselfly {Lestes sponsa}, silhouette against water, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. September. Did you know? RSPB Arne is a diverse habitat for insects, birds, plants and mammals, and... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Emerald damselfly {Lestes sponsa}, silhouette against water, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. September. Did you know? RSPB Arne is a diverse habitat for insects, birds, plants and mammals, and...
Bell heather (Erica cinerea) in bloom on lowland heathland, Caesar's Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011 - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Bell heather (Erica cinerea) in bloom on lowland heathland, Caesar's Camp, Aldershot, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011
Sun rising through trees and mist, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, August. Did you know? Over half the area of Dorset is a listed as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Sun rising through trees and mist, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, August. Did you know? Over half the area of Dorset is a listed as an 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty'.
View over New Forest flood pool at Fritham Cross at dawn, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / View over New Forest flood pool at Fritham Cross at dawn, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August.
Exmoor Pony (Equus caballus) grazing, the ponies are used to manage grassland on the Sandlings heath, Suffolk, UK, February 2011. Photographer quote: 'These Exmoor ponies are used to replicate the gra... - David Tipling / 2020VISION
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David Tipling / 2020VISION / Exmoor Pony (Equus caballus) grazing, the ponies are used to manage grassland on the Sandlings heath, Suffolk, UK, February 2011. Photographer quote: 'These Exmoor ponies are used to replicate the gra...
Small red damselflies {Ceriagrion tenellum} covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August. Did you know? Male red damselflies have a red abdomen (not surprisingly), females ar... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Small red damselflies {Ceriagrion tenellum} covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August. Did you know? Male red damselflies have a red abdomen (not surprisingly), females ar...
Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) on water, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Raft spiders trap air bubbles close to their body when they submerge, al... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Raft spider (Dolomedes fimbriatus) on water, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Raft spiders trap air bubbles close to their body when they submerge, al...
Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) butterfly resting on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Small copper (Lycaena phlaeas) butterfly resting on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August
Flowering Common heather (Calluna vulgaris) on heathland, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Flowering Common heather (Calluna vulgaris) on heathland, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July
Wood ant (Formica rufa) Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Wood ant (Formica rufa) Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July
RF- Male Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) in flight, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. Did you know? Dragonflies spend up to six years as drab aquatic nymphs for only a few weeks as colo... - Ross  Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / RF- Male Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) in flight, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. Did you know? Dragonflies spend up to six years as drab aquatic nymphs for only a few weeks as colo...
Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) blooming on heathland with sun rising through tree. Pig Bush, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August. Did you know?... - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) blooming on heathland with sun rising through tree. Pig Bush, Beaulieu, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August. Did you know?...
Dew covered spider's web with pink flowering heather in the background, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? Spiders silk is one of the strongest materials in nature, equalli... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Dew covered spider's web with pink flowering heather in the background, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? Spiders silk is one of the strongest materials in nature, equalli...
Birdwatcher standing by a bench scanning for a visiting Osprey, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Birdwatcher standing by a bench scanning for a visiting Osprey, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released.
Children looking for wildlife and pointing from the edge of a track, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Children looking for wildlife and pointing from the edge of a track, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released.
Retired couple sitting on bench, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Retired couple sitting on bench, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Model released.
Volunteers from Essex and Suffolk Water helping to clear gorse from heathland at Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, February 2011. - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Volunteers from Essex and Suffolk Water helping to clear gorse from heathland at Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, February 2011.
Honey bee (Apis mellifera) beehives sited on edge of heathland for premium heather honey production, Suffolk, UK, August 2011. - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Honey bee (Apis mellifera) beehives sited on edge of heathland for premium heather honey production, Suffolk, UK, August 2011.
Forestry workers with ^forwarder^ machine, removing felled timber from Dunwich Forest, Suffolk, UK, February 2011. Non-native Corsican pine trees planted in 1990 are gradually being removed by the For... - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Forestry workers with ^forwarder^ machine, removing felled timber from Dunwich Forest, Suffolk, UK, February 2011. Non-native Corsican pine trees planted in 1990 are gradually being removed by the For...
Gore Heath with heather in bloom, Wareham, Dorset, England, UK, August 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Gore Heath with heather in bloom, Wareham, Dorset, England, UK, August 2011. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Male Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) resting on the end of a twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Male Common darter dragonfly (Sympetrum striolatum) resting on the end of a twig, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September
View over New Forest heathland with Ling (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) and pool. Fritham Cross, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / View over New Forest heathland with Ling (Calluna vulgaris), Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) and pool. Fritham Cross, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August.
Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus), resting on flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK September - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus), resting on flowering heather, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK September
Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) singing in birch tree at Frensham Common nature reserve, Surrey, England, UK, April - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus) singing in birch tree at Frensham Common nature reserve, Surrey, England, UK, April
Tree silhoueted on the horizon at sunset, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Tree silhoueted on the horizon at sunset, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July
Common heather (Calluna vulgaris) in flower, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Common heather (Calluna vulgaris) in flower, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July
Bell heather (Erica cinerea) flowering on Vereley Hill, Burley, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011 - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Bell heather (Erica cinerea) flowering on Vereley Hill, Burley, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August 2011
Close-up of flowering Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August. - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Close-up of flowering Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August.
Close up of flowering Coomon heath / Ling  (Calluna vulgaris) and pink Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August. - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Close up of flowering Coomon heath / Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and pink Bell Heather (Erica cinerea), Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August.
View over New Forest Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) at Rockford Common in dawn mist. Linwood, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August. - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / View over New Forest Ling (Calluna vulgaris) and Bell Heather (Erica cinerea) at Rockford Common in dawn mist. Linwood, New Forest National Park, Hampshire, England, UK, August.
Flowering Heather  and Bracken on lowland heath, with path in the background, Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Flowering Heather and Bracken on lowland heath, with path in the background, Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, August
Close up of acorns and autumnal foliage ofEnglish oak (Quercus robur), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Did you know? Acorns are not produced until the tree is at least 40 years old. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Close up of acorns and autumnal foliage ofEnglish oak (Quercus robur), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. Did you know? Acorns are not produced until the tree is at least 40 years old.
Pair of mating soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva) on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? In some areas this insect is called the bloodsuck... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Pair of mating soldier beetles (Rhagonycha fulva) on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? In some areas this insect is called the bloodsuck...
Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum) and Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix) in flower, New Forest, Hampshire, England, UK, July - Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION
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Guy Edwardes / 2020VISION / Bog Asphodel (Narthecium ossifragum) and Cross-leaved Heath (Erica tetralix) in flower, New Forest, Hampshire, England, UK, July
Viviparous / Common lizard (Zootoca /Lacerta  vivipara) portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Common lizards are both able to lay eggs and give birth. - Danny Green / 2020VISION
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Danny Green / 2020VISION / Viviparous / Common lizard (Zootoca /Lacerta vivipara) portrait, Staffordshire, England, UK, April. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Common lizards are both able to lay eggs and give birth.
Hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii) feeding on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) flower, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know?  Hoverflies can fly at up to 40km per hour, but only in sh... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Hoverfly (Syrphus ribesii) feeding on Common ragwort (Senecio jacobaea) flower, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. Did you know? Hoverflies can fly at up to 40km per hour, but only in sh...
Wood ant (Formica rufa) Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Wood ant (Formica rufa) Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Green tiger beetle (Cicindela campestris), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, July
Wood ants (Formica rufa), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Wood ants are ecologically important, protecting trees from parasites and recycling nu... - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Wood ants (Formica rufa), Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September. 2020VISION Book Plate. Did you know? Wood ants are ecologically important, protecting trees from parasites and recycling nu...
Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) in early morning light, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Emerald damselfly (Lestes sponsa) in early morning light, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, September
Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) at rest on plant, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION
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Chris Gomersall / 2020VISION / Silver-studded blue butterfly (Plebeius argus) at rest on plant, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, July. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) in flight, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate. - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Southern hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea) in flight, Arne RSPB reserve, Dorset, England, UK, August. 2020VISION Book Plate.
Small red damselfly {Ceriagrion tenellum} resting on willow herb flower spike, covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August - Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION
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Ross Hoddinott / 2020VISION / Small red damselfly {Ceriagrion tenellum} resting on willow herb flower spike, covered in morning dew, Arne (RSPB) Nature Reserve, Dorset, UK. August
Bog myrtle / Sweet gale (Myrica gale) flowers, Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, March. - Paul Harris / 2020VISION
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Paul Harris / 2020VISION / Bog myrtle / Sweet gale (Myrica gale) flowers, Caesar's Camp, Fleet, Hampshire, England, UK, March.
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