© Fiona Haynes
A heathland reserve containing white admiral and purple hairstreak butterflies.
Bagmoor Common is situated on Folkstone Beds (Lower Greensand Series) and is typical of the heathland found in south-west Surrey. It was at one time open heath but has now reverted to birch woodland, which Surrey Wildlife Trust is gradually clearing through a programme of tree-felling.
Woodland butterflies, notably white admiral and purple hairstreak, are a feature of this reserve. Woodpeckers and tits, including willow tit, are present and roe deer are occasionally seen. The stream on the southern boundary is inhabited by both British species of 'agrion' dragonfly.
Species and habitats