Wildlife

Keep an eye out for hares in the Stonehenge Landscape © Dave Crawshaw

Keep an eye out for hares in the Stonehenge Landscape

Harebell laced with dew in the Stonehenge Landscape © Ben Cooke

Harebell laced with dew in the Stonehenge Landscape

Lesser stag beetle on a log in the Stonehenge Landscape © Lucy Evershed

Lesser stag beetle on a log in the Stonehenge Landscape

A Marbled White butterfly perches on Cock’s-foot grass. © Lucy Evershed

A Marbled White butterfly perches on Cock’s-foot grass.

Corn Buntings at Stonehenge Landscape  © L Evershed

Corn Buntings at Stonehenge Landscape

Common earthstar fungi at Stonehenge Landscape  © Chris Jones

Common earthstar fungi at Stonehenge Landscape

Common lizard at Stonehenge Landscape © Chris Jones

Common lizard at Stonehenge Landscape

A wildlife haven

You don't have to look too hard to discover a rich variety of flora and fauna at Stonehenge Landscape.

Why not download one of our walking trails and explore this World Heritage Site for yourself?

Habitat

Unimproved chalk grassland bank at Stonehenge Landscape

The Wiltshire Landscape team manage 827 hectares surrounding the stone circle, which consists of semi-improved and unimproved chalk grassland, arable land and scattered plantation woodlands.

Flora

Pyramidal orchid at New King Barrows

Lowland calcareous grassland is a UK Biodiversity Action Plan Priority Habitat. Colourful wild flowers like the pyramidal orchids above are a real treat to see in the spring. Don't forget your camera.

Fauna

Six-spot Burnet moth caterpillar feeding on Bird’s foot trefoil

A diverse range of wildlife including hares, roe deer, farmland birds, badgers, bats and butterflies all thrive at Stonehenge Landscape. Get out there and explore for yourself.

The woodlands around Stonehenge provide vital food and shelter for wildlife

The woodlands around Stonehenge provide vital food and shelter for wildlife

Wildlife around Stonehenge

Together with the RSPB we have produced this beautifully illustrated leaflet to guide you around the Stonehenge landscape and provide you with an introduction to the main habitats and key species. 

Chalk grassland restoration project

We have recently finished a project to restore 239 hectares of herb-rich chalk grassland on former arable land.

This ensures the protection of any archaeology and significantly improves biodiversity.

A chalk grassland restoration field near to the King Barrow Ridge

A chalk grassland restoration field near to the King Barrow Ridge

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