Sopley Common is a hidden @dorsetwildlife gem! During two hours of walking I didn't see another soul, just swathes of blooming heather and stunning views at every turn. Though I didn't see them, Sopley is home to all six of the UK's reptiles 🦎🐍 What I did see were stonechats, siskins, mottled bee-flies (rare!), heath tiger beetles (😍), dragonflies, sand wasps, sundews and more gatekeeper butterflies than I've ever seen in my life. My god, I do love heaths.