Wasteland 3 – Third in a series of pictures of vegetation apparently growing naturally and demonstrating a marvellous biodiversity on wasteland. I believe another name for this kind of habitat is Brownfield. Technically this is known as an open mosaic habitat. There seemed to be very little soil or humus content. Much of what I could see was compacted fragments of brick and stone.

Britain’s Habitats – A Field guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Great Britain and Ireland says that these sites are important as ‘a refuge for early successional species that are scarce or absent in the wider urban landscape’. Photographed on the margins of the flattened site of a former dockland building by the side of Pipers Walk on the Waterfront in Swansea, South Wales, 19 June 2021.

Reference

Britain’s Habitats – A Field guide to the Wildlife Habitats of Great Britain and Ireland by Sophie Lake, Durwyn Liley, Robert Still and Andy Swash, published by Princeton University Press, New Jersey and Woodstock, 2015 reprinted 2020, part of a Wild Guide series on Rewilding Britain.

2 Replies to “Wasteland 3”

  1. Thanks, Claudia. It seems that nature can take advantage of the least hospitable and most unlikely places, and sometimes nowadays it gets a helping hand. It’s clear that people are really beginning to appreciate this kind of wild beauty.

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