Pictures of the salt marsh which fringes the RSPB reserve at Arne in Dorset. The wooded reserve is on the inner edge of Poole Harbour – said to be the second largest natural harbour in the world. Walking out onto the marsh is not possible but it can be seen from the raised bird hide, from paths through the trees, and along the short stretch of tidally exposed foreshore at Shipstal Point. I saw vast expanses of flowering Sea Lavender on my July visit. Some of it seems a deeper colour and with larger flowers than I am familiar with from other locations such as Gower. I am wondering if there are two species present.