Phil Townsend

@phil.townsend

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Art lover & Wildlife Conservationist. Art , Nature , Architecture, Sculpture - all photos by me but in no particular order
Arne - the name means a secret place. When I worked here just after I graduated in the hot summer of’88 there were not so many visitors. Now it has a visitor center, a cafe and usually a full car park. It’s great to see so many people now enjoying this stunning and magical place  #arne  #rspb  #nature  #naturephotography  #naturephotographer  #naturelovers  #natureshots  #nature_perfection  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifephotographer  #wildlifeconservation  #conservation  #biodiversity  #pine  #trees  #lowland  #heath  #woodland  #mosaic  #landscape  #landscapephotography  #purbeck  #dorset @rspb_love_nature @rspbarne

Arne - the name means a secret place. When I worked here just after I graduated in the hot summer of’88 there were not so many visitors. Now it has a visitor center, a cafe and usually a full car park. It’s great to see so many people now enjoying this stunning and magical place #arne #rspb #nature #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturelovers #natureshots #nature_perfection #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeconservation #conservation #biodiversity #pine #trees #Lowland #heath #woodland #mosaic #landscape #LandscapePhotography #Purbeck #dorset @rspb_love_nature @rspbarne

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Lowland Heath - a cultural and endangered landscape. Rarer than rainforest, only 16% of this valuable habitat remains of what existed in 1800, and yet the UK still holds 20% of the worlds lowland Heath. Here at Arne you can still find the unique wildlife that calls this home, including all six species of native UK reptiles  #nature  #naturephotography  #naturephotographer  #naturelovers  #natureshots  #nature_perfection  #natureshots  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifephotographer  #wildlifeconservation  #landscape  #landscapephotography  #lowland  #heath  #heather  #arne  #purbeck  #dorset  #conservation  #biodiversity  #rspb @rspb_love_nature @rspbarne  #shipstal

Lowland Heath - a cultural and endangered landscape. Rarer than rainforest, only 16% of this valuable habitat remains of what existed in 1800, and yet the UK still holds 20% of the worlds lowland Heath. Here at Arne you can still find the unique wildlife that calls this home, including all six species of native UK reptiles #nature #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturelovers #natureshots #nature_perfection #natureshots #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeconservation #landscape #LandscapePhotography #Lowland #heath #heather #arne #Purbeck #dorset #conservation #biodiversity #rspb @rspb_love_nature @rspbarne #shipstal

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A touch of the Provençal - the tiny church of St Nicholas, on the Arne peninsula  #sunflowers  #church  #saint  #nicholas  #Arne  #Purbeck  #Dorset  #memories  #nostalgia  #evocative  #autumn  #sunshine  #window  #contemplation  #history  #architecture  #architectural  #architecturephotography  #devotional  #space  #light @churchoftheday  #sunflowers  #bouquet

A touch of the Provençal - the tiny church of St Nicholas, on the Arne peninsula #sunflowers #church #saint #nicholas #arne #Purbeck #dorset #memories #nostalgia #evocative #autumn #sunshine #window #contemplation #history #architecture #architectural #architecturephotography #devotional #space #light @churchoftheday #sunflowers #bouquet

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Arne is a very special place - as close to a Mediterranean feel as you can get in England. I came down here in 1988 to volunteer and I still have wonderful memories of this bewitchingly beautiful landscape  #Arne  #Purbeck  #Dorset  #Poole  #harbour  #RSPB  #nature  #naturephotography  #naturephotographer  #naturelovers  #natureshots  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifephotographer  #autumn  #sunshine  #lowland  #Heath  #heather  #biodiversity  #conservation  #shipstalpoint  #memories  #nostalgia @rspb @rspbarne

Arne is a very special place - as close to a Mediterranean feel as you can get in England. I came down here in 1988 to volunteer and I still have wonderful memories of this bewitchingly beautiful landscape #arne #Purbeck #dorset #poole #harbour #rspb #nature #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturelovers #natureshots #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #autumn #sunshine #Lowland #heath #heather #biodiversity #conservation #shipstalpoint #memories #nostalgia @rspb @rspbarne

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Today was time to begin cutting the meadow. It’s important to cut and rake up the cuttings in order to maintain the rich biodiversity of these precious grassland habitats. The air was fragrant with the cut grass and herbs. Lots of Migrant Hawkers were patrolling the skies overhead and a female Kestrel was watching me perched high in an apple tree  #nature  #naturephotography  #naturephotographer  #naturelovers  #natureshots  #nature_perfection  #wildlife  #wildlifephotography  #wildlifephotographer  #wildlifeconservation  #biodiversity  #conservation  #meadow  #chalk  #grassland  #bbowt  #chilterns  #astonclintonragpits @bbowt @bsbibotany

Today was time to begin cutting the meadow. It’s important to cut and rake up the cuttings in order to maintain the rich biodiversity of these precious grassland habitats. The air was fragrant with the cut grass and herbs. Lots of Migrant Hawkers were patrolling the skies overhead and a female Kestrel was watching me perched high in an apple tree #nature #naturephotography #naturephotographer #naturelovers #natureshots #nature_perfection #wildlife #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotographer #wildlifeconservation #biodiversity #conservation #meadow #chalk #grassland #bbowt #chilterns #astonclintonragpits @bbowt @bsbibotany

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