Free heathland wildlife guide

Explore and identify heathland wildlife with our free photographic guide.

Heathland is one of Britain’s most threatened habitats. It supports a diverse range of wildlife, from the endangered Nightjar, to the UK’s only venomous snake, the Adder.

The Common Lizard can be found in heathlandOur OPAL East Midlands team have created a simple photographic guide to heathland wildlife. It’s free to download and covers birds, reptiles, plants and invertebrates.

We also have a limited number of hard copies to give away free. If you would like one of these please email

Discover heathland on the OPAL website
Learn more about heathland, conservation efforts, and ongoing research, or browse wildlife photos and teaching resources, in our new heathland section.