August Heatherblossom produces huge swathes of heathland colour, adding to the pinks and purples of earlier flowering cross-leaved heath and bell heather. Fallow, red and sika deer antlers, when fully grown, are cleaned of velvet in preparation for the autumn rut. New Forest pony drifts - the annual round-ups - begin.
New Forest ponies
New Forest ponies, cattle, pigs, sheep and donkeys are a popular part of the New Forest scene and an important element of the local economy. But 65 were killed and 18 injured on the roads in 2012. Always take care, then, when driving.
New Forest 'what's on' - a small
selection of local events and activities
July 2014 Friday 4th - Lyndhurst Health Walk: take a gentle stroll with a friendly group of like-minded people. Friday 11th - Strawberries and Steam evening at Exbury Gardens. Sunday 13th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall. Saturday 26th - Lady Cynthia's Fleamarket at Lyndhurst Community Centre.
August 2014 Tuesday 5th - Easy Access Forest Safari. Have fun whilst discovering the New Forest. Wednesday 6th - Deer Watch with the Countryside Education Trust. Sunday 10th - Antiques Fayre at Burley Village Hall. Saturday 16th - 'Discover your National Park Day' at the New Forest Centre. Wednesday 20th - Go wild at the New Forest Reptile Centre. View the full 'What's on' programme.