“Biodiversity is all living things, from the tiny garden ant to the giant redwood tree. You will find biodiversity everywhere, in window boxes and wild woods, roadsides and rainforests, snow fields and sea shores.”

Biodiversity:  The UK Steering Group Report, 1995

The borough of Stevenage contains a fair cross section of the wildlife habitats present within Hertfordshire. The main habitat types found in Stevenage are:

  • Woodland
  • Grassland
  • Ancient hedgerows
  • Wetland
  • Neighbourhood nature, such as gardens, allotments and buildings.

A total of 40 County Wildlife Sites have been identified, including valuable locations for key species such as bats, great crested newts, badgers, and scarce flora.

In June 2010 a Biodiversity Action Plan for Stevenage was launched. This five year Plan links to the Hertfordshire Biodiversity Plan, and sets out actions that will help to protect and develop biodiversity across Stevenage.

The Vision is:

“To increase Stevenage’s biodiversity by conserving, restoring, recreating and reconnecting wildlife habitats; to increase awareness and appreciation of Stevenage’s wildlife; to encourage participation in conserving its biodiversity; and to ensure that nature is close to everyone’s doorstep.”

There is more information on Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust website

For advice on how you can create a meadow, attract butterflies or help bumblebees download the leaflets below:



Biodiversity Action Plan

Contact details

Grounds Maintenance
Stevenage Borough Council
Daneshill House

01438 242323