Plants & animals
From big to small you can spot over 25 different butterfly species here - white admiral, purple emperor and purple hairstreak in our woodland; small copper and gatekeeper on our heathland; silver-spotted skipper, brown argus and green hairstreak on our downland and many, many more...
Dragonflies and damselflies hover over our ponds and on the heath there are bees in the warmer weather. Visit on a summer’s evening in late June and you can see our spectacular glow worms below the Pyramids.
Many mammals live secretly on Headley and at quieter times you may be able to spot roe deer and badgers near the wooded slopes. There are also small mammals like shrews, voles and wood mice.
Reptiles and amphibians
Reptiles and amphibians live on the heath and in and around our ponds. Adders, grass snakes, slow-worms, lizards, frogs, toads and smooth, palmate and great-crested newts.