GRASSLAND, HEATHLAND, WILDLIFE, WOODLAND

Arne’s best kept secret – the majestic White Hart!

Arne is a nature reserve on the edge of Poole harbour in Dorset, which boasts a biodiverse mix of heath, mudflats and ancient oak woodland. This makes it a fantastic location for exploring, spotting wildlife and whiling away the time; and if you’re lucky enough, you may just stumble upon a creature of legend…

Sika deer are usually found in smaller numbers, but in the winter will gather in large herds, with males fighting over the females to mate. As the spring approaches, it’s right the end of the rutting season. So the stags will soon drop their antlers and disperse into much smaller groups until the autumn!

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