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Great Orme Country Park

The Geology, wildlife, archaeology and landscape of the Great Orme Country Park is of such importance. It is home to lots of wildlife both land animals, plants and many seabirds that swarm the caves and cliff sides.
The Country Park is visited vastly by naturalists and is the habitat of quite a few endangered species of butterflies. These butterflies include the Silky Wave, the Grayling and the Silver-stubbed Blue. Around half of the Great Orme is actually used as farmland growing crops and homing wildlife across the face of the Orme.
The Great Orme has also been reported as the Northernmost known habitat for several southern species of Spider including one known as Segestria Bavarica. The cliffs alongside the Orme are home to colonies of seabirds such as Guillemots, Kittiwakes and Razorbills, also including the famous Seagulls. As well as the seabirds, the cliffs are also known to have Ravens and Little Owls living within them. Alongside these other various birds are around 100 resident and migrant birds from all over including the Peregrine Falcon.
The Great Orme is also known to home over 150 Kashmir Goats that are dotted all over the mountain as well as many sheep which spread among the rocks and cliff sides.
As well as all of the animals that roam the Great Orme surface, there are many species of wild flowers and shrubbery dotted all over the Orme, including the vibrant variety of the common Cowslip. The rarest species on the Great Orme is the Cotoneaster Integerrimus which is very unique to the area and will only grow in remote corners of the headland.

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