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Wildlife

Wildlife

Flora and fauna of Hiraethog

Wildlife Spotter's Guide

Hiraethog has such a diversity of animals, birds, plants and insects in a relatively small area and in a variety of different habitats. The changing seasons provide the visitor with new experiences of nature in unspoilt surroundings, where wildlife can be enjoyed and rare and less common species are given a chance of survival for future generations.

The chart below shows some of the wildlife that may be seen in the Hiraethog area, and the season in which they are most likely to be spotted.

Spring Summer Autumn Winter
Moorland Birds Black Grouse, Curlew, Raven, Red Kite  Black Grouse, Curlew, Raven, Red Kite Black Grouse, Raven, Red Kite, Redwing Black Grouse, Raven, Red Kite, Redwing
Plants Butterwort, Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass,  Bell Heather, Bilberry, Butterwort, Cross-Leaved Heath, Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass, Harebell, Sundew Bilberry, Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass, Harebell Hare’s Tail Cotton Grass
Animals Adder, Bat, Common Lizard, Red Fox,  Adder, Bat, Common Lizard, Red Fox Adder, Bat, Common Lizard, Red Fox Red Fox
Insects Large Heath Butterfly
Farmland Birds Buzzard, Lapwing, Red Kite Buzzard, Lapwing, Red Kite Fieldfare Fieldfare
Plants Ladies Smock Ladies Smock
Animals Bat, Brown Hare, Common Lizard, Red Fox Bat, Brown Hare, Common Lizard, Red Fox Bat, Brown Hare, Common Lizard, Red Fox Brown Hare, Red Fox
Woodland Birds Black Grouse, Buzzard, Crossbill, Cuckoo Black Grouse, Buzzard, Crossbill, Cuckoo Black Grouse, Buzzard, Crossbill Black Grouse, Buzzard, Crossbill
Animals Bat, Fallow Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel Bat, Fallow Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel Bat, Fallow Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel Fallow Deer, Red Fox, Red Squirrel
Freshwater Birds Common Sandpiper, Cormorant Common Sandpiper, Cormorant Cormorant, Goldeneye (duck), Goosander (duck) Cormorant, Goldeneye (duck), Goosander (duck)
Plants Sphagnum Moss Bog Asphodel, Sphagnum Moss Sphagnum Moss Sphagnum Moss
Animals Bat, Water Vole Bat, Water Vole Bat, Water Vole, Otter Otter

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