Wildlife at Trevose Head

Two birds in the wild flowers at Trevose

This stretch of coastal land at Trevose is already important for habitats and species. Our plan is to extend this significance over the entire headland, providing a home for many species.

The headland lies within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Approximately 80 acres is designated as part of the Constantine Bay Site of Special Scientific Interest for its sea cliffs, maritime grassland, maritime heath and wet habitats.

All of which means there is a rich variety of wildlife and marine species at Trevose Head.

Species found on Trevose

The sea cliffs are of special interest for the presence of a number of rare and uncommon plants, most notably the shore dock, wild asparagus as well as rock sea-lavender, tree mallow and golden samphire.

There is 30 Hectares of priority habitat which is perfect for Cornish wildlife to flourish.

The wildflowers on the headland already attract a variety of butterflies and bees and a great diversity of birds, including fulmars, razorbills, peregrines and guillemots.

Marine wildlife can also be seen from the headland, with grey seals being regular visitors to this part of the north coast.

What are the Trust’s plans to protect this area

Plans for Trevose include extending areas of existing semi-natural grassland and keeping areas of arable crops, both of which are important in supporting particular species of plants and animals. There are also plans to re-introduce grazing livestock in the near future to help break up the density of the grass sward allowing a more diverse mix of grasses and wildflowers to establish and spread.

We have undertaken bio-surveys of the area so we can truly understand the wildlife and habitats on the headland. We will evaluate these and monitor the results over the next few years to fine tune our management.

Buying and protecting Trevose Head for people and wildlife is part of our commitment as a chairty to protect the coast for ever.

Here are the easy ways for to support this appeal

1. Call 0344 800 1895 to pledge your support

2. Donation cheques, made payable to ‘National Trust’, with ‘Trevose Appeal’ written on the back of the cheque, can be posted to: National Trust, Supporter Services Centre, National Trust, PO Box 574, Rotherham S63 3FH

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