Heathland

Landscape

Gorse


  • Landscape Heathland
  • Season Autumn

This is one of the UK’s most threatened wildlife habitats, rarer than rainforests! Heathland is an open landscape of gorse, bracken, heathers and grasses with some trees such as Scot’s Pine and Birch.
Changes in land use has meant that many heathlands have now become woodlands, become agricultural land or used for housing developments. However most remaining heaths are now Local Nature Reserves, protected and managed by wildlife trusts to ensure the heathland habitat is maintained and restored for future generations providing space for reptiles, mini-beasts, birds and most importantly Mammals!

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