Heathlands - Walberswick Common

Walberswick Common is natural heathland with many tiny annual flowers in spring and heathers and western gorse in summer. Typical heathland birds and insects occur and, hopefully, ant-lions (the larvae of a damsel fly-like insect, only recently discovered in Suffolk) and Dartford warblers will colonise from the nearby Minsmere area where they are found in similar habitats. Rabbits are important to maintain short turf for the early wild flowers.

Ling and bell heather on Walberswick Common

The minute early forgetmenot


Viper's bugloss