The Greensand Ridge is home to range of special species and habitats.  Its remaining heathlands are some of the few areas of lowland heaths in the Midlands – a habitat that is threatened nationally – and here you can find heather, lichens and warmth-loving insects and reptiles.  There are also fascinating wetlands, ancient woodlands, sandy grasslands and flower-rich meadows. These habitats support a wide range of notable or uncommon flora and fauna such as small-leaved lime, lily-of-the-valley, bog pimpernel, purple emperor butterfly, and various species of bat.