Biodiversity at the University
The Biodiversity of KU
Kingston University has many green spaces and a diverse range of habitats. The vegetation of all of the University campuses has been surveyed. The results are being mapped using GIS and can be downloaded here soon.
Here are some interesting facts about the biodiversity of the University that you may not know:
- At Tolworth Court, the University’s sports ground, you might catch a sight of a deer that often visits.
- Kingston Hill campus is home to a badger sett and rabbit warren.
- A rare moth was found in July 2008 at Dorich House. The Double Line moth is very rare outside of South West Britain.
Well I Never!
Species found at Kingston Hill Campus include woodpeckers, foxes, badgers, bank voles and students.
"Us humans have been destroying natural resources and habitats which will be lost forever. It is important that we conserve biodiversity for future generations. I volunteer with local conservation projects to help the environment and it's also great for me to get new skills and meet lots of new people!"
What Can You Do?
If you would like to hear more about biodiversity at KU or take part in conservation work contact Lynsey Stafford, Biodiversity Administrator.