Heathland in the New Forest (2), Hampshire. Location map
 
  Photograph of open heathland, The New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Open heathland, The New Forest.

This is on the open heath West of Brockenhurst on the road leading to the Rhinefield Ornamental Drive. It shows part of a small stream featuring a clump of Marsh St. Johns Wort (Hypericum elodes).

 

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  Photograph of Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia), New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Common Sundew (Drosera rotundifolia) in the New Forest.

A carniverous plant that catches flies by enclosing them with its sticky tentacles and then digests them. The tentacled red leaves are about the size of a fingernail so they are unlikely to grab you as you walk past.

 

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  Photograph of open heathland, New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Open heathland, New Forest.

Another view from Godshill Ridge near Fordingbridge.

 

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  Photograph of open heathland, New Forest, Hampshire (Hants), England   Open heathland, New Forest.

An area of heath near Burley which is about 3 miles south-east of Ringwood. There is a car park convenient for this location near Goatspen Plain on the 'B' class road which runs south-east from Burley to the A35.

This photograph, taken in August, shows the heather in bloom

 

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