Dunyeats Hill Nature Reserve is a small area of heath with an acid pond at the base situated on the western side of Gravel Hill, the main road into Poole from Wimborne.
This is very much an urban reserve with plenty of noise
from passing traffic and regular dog walkers and if you
can ignore these you will be rewarded with a microcosm
of what the Dorset lowland heaths have to offer.
The Bulrushes are especially rewarding with an annual
mass emergence of Emperor, an ideal environment for
Hairy Dragonfly and the perfect habitat for Migrant
Hawkers late season. The heath itself throw up Black
Darter, Common Emerald and Black-tailed Skimmer.
Park at the small
lay-by and go through the gate to reach the pond.