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Eyeworth Pond Hatchet Pond
Grid Reference SU 36781 01426
Hawkhill Enclosure

Hatchet Pond is a popular tourist and picnicking spot in the New Forest, but by far the best spot for dragonfly enthusiast is the smaller pond at the Hatchet Moor car park.

This is a prime site surrounded heather and Gorse and is one of the best places in the forest to observe Downy Emeralds and Black-tailed Skimmers. The heath to the west contains many feeder channels and boggy areas and is well worth exploring.
Key Species
Southern Hawker Migrant Hawker Emperor Golden-ringed Dragonfly Downy Emerald
Common Darter Broad-bodied Chaser Four-spotted Chaser Black-tailed Skimmer Keeled Skimmer
Azure Damselfly Common Blue Damselfly Red-eyed Damselfly Blue-tailed Damselfly Large Red Damselfly
Nearby Facilites
Parking Toilets Pub Shop
Fuel Railway Bus Stop Campsite
Eyeworth Pond Index Hawkhill Enclosure

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