Bee Orchid

The flower itself mimics the appearance of a female bee as its aim is to attract male bee pollinators with the promise of mating and a feast of nectar.


Ruddy Darter

Ruddy darter dragonflies can catch their food faster than they can eat it. They have even been observed hoarding up to eight fruit flies in their mouth parts at once!

Image: Gail Hampshire

Dartford warbler

The males of the species build the delicate nests from grass and moss, building it near to the ground.



Nightjar are a rare sight, nesting on the ground during the day making them hard to spot but walking at dusk you may be lucky to view the nightjar silhouetted against the open night sky.



Legend has it that when King Arthur of Tintagel died, he transformed into a chough and the bird is now a symbol of Cornwall, sitting atop the county’s coat of arms



By keeping the dunes healthy and restoring sites with low biodiversity, we create habitats which able to support a diverse population of smaller birds and mammals, which are able to support kestrel populations.


Meadow Pipit

Their common name suggests you would only find a meadow pipit in meadows, but this is the not the case! Find them in open land with low vegetation.


Eurasian Skylark

Did you know that this beautiful songbird can also be a helpful farm assistant? It will sometimes eat the seeds of weeds in cultivated fields!

Great crested newt

Great Crested Newt

Sand dunes are a great place for me to live, especially when the dune system is made up of a mosaic of different habitat

A small bright purple cluster of flowers is photographed among low green vegetation

Dune Gentian

This tiny. purple-flowering plant is endemic to the UK and is one of the rarest species you might spot on a dune.