Explore London's wildlife

Explore London's wildlife

Sulphur tuft fungi at Sydenham Hill Wood credit Daniel Greenwood 

London is a green city - about 48 per cent of it is surfaced in vegetation, rivers and still waters. The city supports natural spaces and valuable habitats, as well as thousands of species, from algae and fungi, to molluscs and mammals - the incredible biodiversity of London.

London's species spotlight

Find a nature reserve near you and discover London's wild side:

New Cross Gate Cutting credit Jeremiah Quinn

Dartford warbler

Dartford Warbler credit Richard Steel/2020VISION

What's in a name?

Find out more about the species named after London

Pinks in Deptford and beauties in Camberwell? Discover more about the flora and fauna that are named after the city...


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