Why does the Brighton Greenway look the way it does from a wildlife perspective? The most interesting ecological story started with glaciers melting away from southern England about 12,000 years ago. Plants then naturally colonized the cold tundra which still connected Brighton to France before the sea rose cutting us off from mainland Europe. As climates warmed a unique group of plants formed the local vegetation across the Downland and Coastal Plain. Animals adapted to the local ecology in this vegetation and a local ecosystem evolved.
Wildflowers on Brighton Greenway– a list of identified wildflowers with photos.
Current records of all the species recorded on Brighton Greenway are listed below. This list is maintained regularly. Please send in your wildlife sightings too, and contact us if you wish to know more about this.
Vascular Plants (including Trees and Shrubs)