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Alder Hills Nature Reserve
Grid Reference SZ 06267 93096

Alder Hills is an oasis for dragonflies and other wildlife among the urban sprawl of Poole. Normally I steer clear of urban nature reserves, but if you can put up with the stop-start traffic and a constant urban hum then this place is well worth the visit for large populations of Brown Hawkers and Scarce Chasers.

Key Species
Southern Hawker Brown Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor Golden-ringed Dragonfly
Common Darters Broad-bodied Chasers Scarce Chaser Four-spotted Chasers Black-tailed Skimmers
Azure Damselfly Common Blue Damselfly Red-eyed Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly Large Red Damselfly
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