The island is home to a wide range of habitats from farmland, sandy beaches, rocky shore, heath, bog and salt-marsh. The native wild flowers are stunning in the summertime. Hedgerows of orange monbrieta, red fushia, white wild rose, purple thistle and red clover mix together in perfect harmony. There is a very healthy population of butterflies which is a joy to witness, long may it last.
Heir Island’s marshlands are home to many species of birds. Several migrant bird species may be spotted including Merlin, Purple & Curlew Sandpipers, Hen Harrier, Pintail, Black-necked Grebe and American Golden Plover.
Heir Island is the perfect spot for hiking, birdwatching and watching nature do its thing!