In the long term, landscape-scale conservation projects, such as acquiring new land, advising farmers and landowners, working with business and influencing national policy are essential to maintaining a healthy natural environment. This is exactly what our Land, Outdoors and Nature strategy is all about. But there is still room for small projects that can make a difference to wildlife diversity. So check out the little pond recently made by the Studland Beach Rangers behind the huts at Middle Beach. Already it is surrounded by lush vegetation with impressive spikes of purple loose-strife and colonised by whirligig beetles, water boatmen, pond skaters and three types of damselfly – large red, azure and blue-tailed.