Southwark ecology

Southwark is a rich ecological resource with its parks and open spaces home to various species of birds, fish, mammals, wild flowers and invertebrates. There are 59 sites of importance for nature conservation and 5 local nature reserves.  

Key habitats of ecological importance

  • woodland (ancient and secondary)
  • meadows
  • parks and urban greenspace, including churchyards and cemeteries
  • reedbeds
  • standing water, including ponds, lakes and docks
  • rivers and streams
  • built environment
  • brownfield
  • private gardens
  • wildlife corridors
  • scrubland
  • deadwood

National or regional Biodiversity Action Plan species

  • stag beetle
  • common lizard
  • slow-worm
  • hedgehog
  • common frog
  • common toad
  • smooth newt
  • red eyed damselfly
  • European eel
  • black poplar
  • mistletoe
  • cornflower
  • white letter hairstreak

Page last updated: 11 December 2016