Key railway stations will be transformed into hubs for wildlife thanks to an exciting partnership between the RSPB and South Western Railway (SWR). Through steps such as planting wildflowers, cutting holes in fences for ‘hedgehog highways’ and putting up nest boxes, the stations will act as refuges for wildlife in trouble.
Four stations are set to be transformed into wildlife-friendly habitats across the south of England: Sunningdale in Berkshire, Havant in Hampshire, Ashurst in the New Forest, and Brading on the Isle of Wight. This follows on from a previous project in 2014, in which RSBP supported activity at three stations in Surrey: Effingham Junction, Oxshott and Hinchley Wood.
The RSPB will also support SWR in their goal to become a biodiversity net positive business by 2030. You can read about the project here.