A wonderful mix of open heathland, woodland and chalk downland
Headley Heath: spring virtual highlights
The yellow flowers of gorse, which is a typical heathland plant, smell of coconut and are in flower from January.
Birds on the heath
From March onwards, summer migrants such as chiff chaff, willow warbler and whitethroat will begin to arrive.
As the sun warms the earth, reptiles will begin to stir on the heath; the common lizard, grass snake and adder all live here.
Pale green brimstones, the green hairstreak and the golden brown small copper are all early arrivals. The bright peacocks are among the first butterflies in sheltered spots from March.
We manage our habitat at Headley Heath to make sure that we continue to attract wildlife and preserve the rich ecosystem that is in place here. Find out more about the habitats and how we do it.
Autumn and winter are great seasons for discovering the wonderful world of fungi.Take the opportunity to find out more about fungi as you walk around Headley Heath.
With over 25 species of butterflies, a handful of reptiles and amphibians not to mention mammals, birds and wildflowers, there's plenty of wildlife to spot at Headley.
Conservation work on Headley Heath has resulted in a rare marsh plant - the British star fruit - re-establishing itself. Headley is now one of only a handful of sites in the UK where this beauty can be found.
Visit Headley Heath at dusk to learn more about one of our most secretive birds - nightjars.