Green provides a mixture of semi-natural and re-colonised
man-made habitats including wetland, grassland and
wooded areas. Some of the less easily accessible parts
of the Green, especially the old clay pits, support
rich flora characteristic of unimproved grasslands
whilst the hedgerow network surrounding the Green
has evidence of being derived from ancient woodlands.
The deep clay pits themselves are categorised by Wealden
District Council as a Site of Nature Conservation
Green is good for beetles and supports diverse bird
life including the Green Woodpecker featured in our
logo. A colony of Marbled White butterflies, Glow
worms and Great Crested Newts (below) have all been
recorded on the Green.
of the grassland areas are extremely herb rich and
Self-heal, Black Medick and Rough Hawkbit can all
to be found. Much of this Flora and Fauna can be observed
with only a small diversion off the gently slopped
path that winds through the site.
replanting has been carried out on some parts of the
Green utilising species traditional found in the Weald.
Once these new planted areas become established the
Green will again become a tranquil place covering
up the scars from its brief industrial phase. As pressure
for building space increases in the Southeast it could
well become a "Breathing Space" in an otherwise