Heathland

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Low growing plants on poor, well drained soils. Park Hall Country Park and Wetley Moor are some local examples.

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Star Objects

Adders are the only venomous British reptile, and are more common than grass snakes in many parts of England and Wales. They eat common lizards, small mammals, frogs and newts, slugs, worms and insects.

Cuckoos spend the winter in Africa, and return to Britain in the spring. They are well known for being brood parasites, leaving their eggs in nests so the young are raised by other birds.

Often found in sand dunes and grassland scrub as well as heathland, the caterpillars of the emperor moth feed on woody plants such as heather and brambles.


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Where can I find some?

Where can I find some?

See where this habitat could be found near you. [External Link - Google Maps]
Staffordshire Habitat Atlas

Staffordshire Habitat Atlas

A more in-depth overview of where Moorland and Heathland can be found, mapped using data collected by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust and Staffordshire Ecological Record. [External Link - Staffordshire Ecological Record]
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