Found in scattered pockets across all of Greater Lincolnshire brownfield is often considered a feature of the urban landscape. However this habitat is more than disused land, it is a mosaic of bare ground and nutrient poor soil provides the perfect mix for reptiles, burrowing invertebrates and a great variety of plants – and on these plants live even more nectar loving bees, butterflies and invertebrates.
Brownfield is important for wildlife because of this mix of habitat but also because of its location. Brownfield links parks and gardens together helping to create a network of habitat across urban areas enabling wildlife to thrive. Brownfield also presents an opportunity for learning about wildlife close to homes and schools.
The exact look and feel of brownfield land will depend on its origin. These can include quarries, development sites, industrial sites, disused airfields or landfills. In this way every brownfield site is different and no two may look the same. In depth knowledge is needed to identify, understand and determine quality of brownfield.