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Habitats and species

Here is just a small selection of the special habitats and species found in the Blackdown Hills.

Grasslands, Heathland and Mire:

Barn owl, heath spotted orchid, marbled white butterfly, corky fruited water dropwort.

Hay meadows and other grasslands:

Green winged orchid, gatekeeper butterfly, birds foot trefoil.

Lowland heathland and wet heath:

Ling heather, lousewort, green hairstreak butterfly, nightjar.

Hedgerows:

Ash, hazel, dormouse, common lizards.

Wet woodlands:

Grey willow, king cup, siskin.

Ancient broad-leaved woodlands:

Pendunculate oak, stinking iris, purple hairsteak butterfly.

Rivers and streams:

Kingfisher, otter and Daubenton's bat

For more detailed information on biodiversity and local designations, please see our management plan.

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