150 new homes for nature in London

London Underground has partnered with the RSPB (Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) to form a new wildlife area to improve habitate for wildlife in the capital.

With the help of local schools, London Underground and RSPB hope to create 150 ‘Homes for Nature’ around the railway’s 4,000 hectares of land, as part of the celebrations of the tube’s 150th anniversary.

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The ‘Homes for Nature’ packs provide environmentally friendly hedgehog homes, bird boxes and beetle hotels.

As part of this project London Underground have also been working with the students at Oaks Park High School to plant 150 shrubs, trees and wildlife flowers to form a new hedgerow habitat along an embankment new Newbury Park station.

Although the London Underground is largely urbanite, since its existence in 1863 it has become the home to a range of wildlife, including a protected species of bat.

With the help of the RSPB, London Underground aims to encourage families to be more aware of their local wildlife, and how they can provide habitats for them in the big city.

RSPB London Manager, Martyn Foster, says, ‘This great LU and RSPB partnership allows us to share our skills, knowledge and resources to create a healthier, natural environment.’

Find out more information on the project

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