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Wildlife and nature

Long grass at Queen's Park

We do all we can to maintain and promote the biodiversity of Queen’s Park in order to enhance the quality of life in this part of London.


Several years ago, we introduced several long grass and wild flower areas throughout the park, most noticeably on the ‘bunds’ (raised areas of soil). This has helped create new habitats for all kinds of insects and, in turn, led to a boom in the bird population; with old species such as house sparrows returning to the park, along with several green woodpeckers.


The woodland walk area has also helped this process with the planting of hedgerows and wild grasses, while the bat boxes have been very effective. The resources that have been created also enable us to give educational walks with groups and local children, emphasising the need for good management to prevail if these species are to thrive.

13 March 2012
Last Modified:
24 September 2019