Wet heathland

Upton Heath. Photo: Tanya Hart via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

A rich mosaic of dry, humid and wet heath, bog pools, ponds, grassland and woodland this reserve has plenty to offer, whether your interest is in the specialist plants and animals that live on the reserve or you just want to enjoy the sense of space that you get from being on the open heath. The heath boast all six of native reptiles.

For more info visit: Official Upton Heath website

Habitat and features

Heathland

What to see

Butterflies

Large Skipper, Green Hairstreak, Peacock, Silver-studded Blue, Speckled Wood, Grayling, Small Heath

Other species

Dartford Warbler, Stonechat, Dragonflies, Raft spiders, Nightjar, Sand lizard, Common lizard, Slow worm, Grass snake, Adder, Smooth snake.

Photo gallery

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Ownership

Dorset Wildlife Trust