Wildlife

Wildlife

Small pearl-bordered butterflies by David Oliver

From the iconic Malvern Hills to a rich mosaic of woodlands, meadows and streams; from the Wyre Forest heaths in the north to the Severn and Avon vales in the south, Worcestershire has some fantastic habitats containing a stunning diversity of wildlife.

No matter where you are or whether you live in town or country, Worcestershire has some amazing wildlife. As well as the more common species of wildlife, Worcestershire's orchards are internationally important for the noble chafer beetle, our ponds have important populations of great crested newt, the city of Worcester is slow-worm central, we have the most northerly breeding populations of Bechstein's bats, the UK's first inland breeding avocets and the centre of the only population of brown hairstreak butterflies in the West Midlands.

Why not take a look through our website to discover more about the wonders of Worcestershire's wildlife as well as how you can help wildlife to thrive where you live?