Burbage Common and woods

Ecological interest

Violet blue flower

Species seen at the common vary with the seasons. In the spring, there are many wildflowers in the woodland habitat, whilst in the summer the grassland habitats thrive, supporting wildflowers and insects.

The following species have been observed in the common:

  • 20 species of butterflies
  • Species of flowering plants
  • 100 species of fungi and 25 species of mammals
  • Nuthatches, jays and great spotted woodpeckers

A full list of all the species recorded at Burbage Common is available by contacting the Green Spaces office, details below. 

Best times to visit

  • Spring: for woodland wildflowers, including spectacular displays of wood anemone, bluebells, orchids and more
  • Summer: wildflower meadows hum to the sound of bees and grasshoppers and there are more than 20 species of butterflies
  • Autumn: impressive numbers of fungi can be seen

Last updated:08/01/2024 09:57