Pelsall Common comprises of mosaics of dry heathy grassland, dominated by areas of heather and other grassland with a large central area of ruderal flora, an area previously used for tipping. Scrub is scattered in places throughout most of the site. The silted pools, and the two canals which bisect the area, add to its diversity. The most interesting area of the site is the marshy grassland, found in the south-eastern corner, here such species as march pennywort, and common cotton grass are to be found. Newts also breed here and snipe use the area.
A good area for birds, with meadow pipit, wheatear and whinchat in spring and summer; finches, redwings and fieldfares are common in winter.
Please contact the British Trust for Conservation Volunteers who are carrying out management of the site in consultation with the Nature Conservancy Council.