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Beckenham Place Park is a listed Local Nature Reserve and has several distinct habitats, Ancient Woodland, Wetland, Grassland and buildings.

Birds and plants are most commonly seen but a variety of insects and other invertibrates are present as well as some small and not so small mammals. Buildings can be adopted as habitat by mosses, lichens, various invertibrates, birds, bats, mice etc. 

The park has stag beetles and lesser stag beetles, and hundreds of other invertibrates.

See www.wildaboutbritain.co.uk for fantastic pictures of british wildlife from loads of contributors and members.

Birds:  



Blue Tit

Great Tit
Kingfisher,  often seen along stretches of the Ravensbourne and adjoining rivers.


Long tailed tit
Long Tailed Tit


Carrion Crow
Carrion Crow,  Seen in great numbers, one of natures refuse collectors, clearing up after other messy species!


Jackdaw
Jackdaw, a member of the crow family, another cleaner upperer.


Sparrow Hawk
Sparrow Hawk


Kestrel
Kestrel

Mammals:



Fox
Fox


Bank vole
Bank vole
Woodmouse


Pipistrelle bat