Blue angle

Highgate Common                                                                    Heather Heath and Woodland

Highgate Common                                                                    Heather Heath and Woodland

Highgate Common

A Staffordshire Wildlife Trust Reserve.  This is a mixture of heathland and woodland habitats.  The site has good butterfly interest with a large population of Small Heath.  White Admiral and Purple Hairstreak can also be seen.

Highgate Common

This SSSI heathland owned by Staffordshire Wildlife Trust boasts some very rare invertebrates including glow worms and many species of solitary bees. In addition to the heathland, there is a range of habitats with ancient pools and woodland fringes, ideal for a mixed variety of butterflies and moths. The swathes of heather, bilberry and broom house strong colonies of Small Heath, Small Copper, golden Skippers and Green Hairstreak, while the mixed woodlands are home to Purple Hairstreak, White Admiral, White-letter Hairstreak, Orange Underwing and Birch Mocha. On the edge of the West Midlands conurbations it provides a vital green space for the local population.

How to get there                                                  SWT Website               

Photographs Showing Heather Moorland and Woodland 

Butterfly Species from Casual Recordings (West Midland Data)

Small Heath    White Admiral   Purple Hairtstreak

Green Hairstreak by Joy Stevens