Get your free heathland teaching resources CD

Teachers, educators and those who want to learn more about lowland heathland have just a few weeks left to grab a copy of our free CD of resources.

The curriculum-linked GCSE and A-level teaching resources, developed last year by our OPAL East Midlands team, focus on one of Britain’s rarest and most-threatened habitats.


Coversands Heathland Project – restoration and conservation


The Coversands Heathland Project aimed to restore and recreate the once extensive heathland of north-west Lincolnshire.

Running from 2003-2008, the project was developed and led by a partnership between Natural England, Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, North Lincolnshire Council and Forest Enterprise with Lincolnshire County Council and West Lindsey District Council.

Discover heathland


Lowland heathland is one of Britain's rarest and most threatened habitats. It's also home to a diverse range of unique flora and fauna.

Learn more about this fascinating habitat with our range of resources, including school activities and a free photographic guide to heathland plants and animals.

Why is it important?

Heathland plantsHow did lowland heathland develop? Why is it in now in decline?

What a difference a warm day makes

by Ed Tripp, Nottingham

Temperature affects plant growth

The heather that I placed in sand in May has been growing well ever since.

The most striking thing is the difference in size of the plants between the different temperatures. The plants grown in the highest temperature are nearly twice the size of those grown in the coldest temperature (see pictures).



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