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Brownfield Hub

Untidy Industries brownfield site

Jamie Robins

Welcome to Buglife’s brownfield hub, a one stop shop for information on brownfields and their invertebrates. The brownfield hub is intended to help anyone from ecologists to planners, or developers to wildlife lovers to understand the value of brownfields for our rare invertebrates.  

A brownfield site is a piece of land that has been altered by human activity, which is not currently in use. Brownfield sites offer a precious ‘mosaic’ of habitats, providing variety that is rare in the wider landscape.

We have produced a series of downloadable PDF’s which highlight the importance of brownfields for rare wildlife and how to manage them for their invertebrates.

This section will help you to understand the ecology of brownfields and why they are valuable for invertebrates. It will also help you to recognise wildlife-rich brownfields and to identify the Priority habitat ‘Open mosaic habitat on previously developed land’.

Please click on the links in the download sidebar to view:

The Brownfield Hub is funded by the Garfield Weston Foundation