Ham Lands

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Ham Lands is a 72-hectare Local Nature Reserve and Site of Metropolitan Importance for Nature Conservation in Ham in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.[1]

The site is a large area of grassland and scrub bordering the River Thames. The other boundary is mostly formed by Riverside Drive.

It was excavated for gravel and then backfilled with soil from different areas of London, creating a variety of habitats which attract many bird and butterfly species. The flood-meadows have a wide range of wild flowers,[2][3] and there are many plants which are rare in London.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ham Lands". Greenspace Information for Greater London. 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ham Lands". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Ham Lands". Local Nature Reserves. Natural England. Retrieved 23 January 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°26′06″N 0°19′30″W / 51.435°N 0.325°W / 51.435; -0.325