Male green woodpecker feeding on ground

Among the many colourful wildflowers here are several scarce species in London. These include balm, hare’s-foot clover, Greek dock and spotted medick. On fine summer days the site is jumping with butterflies and grasshoppers. Dead elms in the northwest of the site support woodpeckers, insects and fungi, while a dense nettlebed provides food for caterpillars of small tortoiseshell, comma and peacock butterflies. Birds using the site include whitethroat, goldfinch, stock dove and green woodpecker.


Postcode: TW12 3BP

Latitude / Longitude: 51.4208139, -0.384767