Fence to be installed to protect the skylarks on Wanstead Flats

13C8C595-FF72-4D83-A572-B2C5EE56A67A_1_201_aSkylarks on Wanstead Flats earlier this month. ©Mary Holden

The City of London will be installing a fence around the skylark nesting area on Wanstead Flats.

“Many of you may have heard the skylarks on the Flats singing as they soar into the sky. Unfortunately, they have been unable to breed successfully for several years due to a number of factors, including unintentional disturbance from humans and dogs. We are at risk of losing the last of this endangered species. The fencing will hopefully protect any that remain and allow them to breed,” said Gill James from the Wren Wildlife Group.