The Wildlife of Dartmoor National Park
The vast, open landscapes of Dartmoor National Park are home to some very diverse wildlife including some rare plants and animals. Here are some of the sights you can look forward to spotting on a walk through here!
Blue Ground Beetle - one of the rarest beetles in the UK, it has a unique metallic blue colouring.
The Wood Warbler - this migrant bird lives in the woodlands of Dartmoor, which can be classed as temperate rainforests due to their mild climate and high rainfall.
Otters - these very cute little mammals thrive in Dartmoor due to the abundance of rivers where they feed on spawning frogs.
Common lizard - large numbers of these live in the ground vegetation across the moors
The Cuckoo - these migratory birds come to lay their eggs in Dartmoor between April and August and as you enjoy your walk during these months you may hear their unique call.