Wildlife

A world capital for wildlife

The New Forest National Park has a wonderful mosaic of habitats including lowland wet and dry heaths, mires and bogs, ancient pasture woodland, coniferous plantations, acid grasslands, mixed farmland and a wide range of coastal habitats. This combination of natural environments is hard to find anywhere else in western Europe.

These pages describe some of the many fascinating plants, animals and fungi that live in the New Forest. Some have been chosen because they are easy to find; others because they are very rare and special to the area.

To find out more, visit A Date with Nature at the Reptile Centre, near Lyndhurst.


Hear the dawn chorus in the New Forest


New Forest National Park Authority Wildlife feed

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