Summer wildlife

Where to see wildlife

Summer wildlife

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During summer wildlife reaches its peak. Our heathlands burst into bloom, chalk grasslands put on a fine display and reptiles and insects are out in abundance.

Summer in Surrey is an amazing time to experience wildlife. With vast heathlands and dozens of chalk grasslands to explore, you're never far from a fantastic Trust reserve to experience summer wildlife at its best.

Top summer wildlife experiences

Grass snake

 © Charlie Hoare

Basking reptiles

Find out where to spot our 6 native reptile species

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Nightjar

© David Tipling/2020VISION

Churring nightjars

Learn about the legendary nocturnal goatsucker...

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Bee orchid

© Dawn Monrose

Wonderful wildflowers

Surrey is home to spectacular wildflower meadows and chalk downland that are bursting with summer blooms.

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Broad bodied chaser

© Vicky Nall

Amazing insects

Stag beetles, butterflies, damsel and dragonflies. Summer is a great time for insect spotting.

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