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Devonshire Avenue Nature Area
LNR Type: Urban Fringe
County: Greater London
Natural England
Regional Team:
East of England
Year of Declaration: 2004
Declaring Authority: Borough of Sutton
Area (Ha): Click here to open the site map (new window). Once displayed, click on the site to see area and other details.
Grid Reference: TQ 262 632
Location: Devonshire Road, Sutton. SM2 5HQ
Owned by: London Borough of Sutton
Managed by: London Borough of Sutton
Link to site map: Click here to open the site map from the MAGIC web site.
How to get there: Car- Devonshire road leading off Devonshire Ave off the main B2230 Brighton Road.
Bus: 80, 280, 420, S2
Visitor facilities: Benches
What to see: Chalk grassland with some trees and scrub.
The most notable wildlife at DANA is the small blue butterfly Cupido minimus. This is one of three sites in the borough that has this species. The chalk substrate on patches of the site is home to kidney vetch Anthyllis vulneraria (the foodplant of the small blue butterfly), as well as bird's-foot trefoil Lotus corniculatus, hoary plantain Plantago media and oxeye daisy Leucanthemum vulgare, amongst many others.
Volunteer and 'Friends of' groups: Sutton Nature Conservation Volunteers
Tel 020 8770 5821

Contacts for further information and how to get involved: London Borough of Sutton
Customer services
Tel: 0208 770 5000
Email using the online enquiry form.
Website address and other links:
alternatively try and search for Devonshire Avenue Nature Area Local Nature Reserve

Last updated 09/06/2015
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