Collage of wildflowers and butterflies

Minchinhampton Common is a herb-rich grassland and support a variety of fauna, including rare butterflies (such as the Adonis Blue and the Duke of Burgundy). The Greater Horseshoe Bat is known to hibernate in disused stone mines on the Nailsworth side.

Many local householders will know - with mixed feelings - that their gardens are regularly used by badgers and foxes, deer sometimes prune the tender shoots of our fruit trees, while otters have been known to raid fish ponds in Windmill Road.

Anyone who puts a trail-camera out at night regularly will be astonished at the amount of activity in our gardens after the sun goes down.