‘Heathland’ was decorated by street artist ATM, who specialises in large scale art works of threatened wildlife and landscapes, and will help to raise awareness and provide funds for the RSPB’s Farnham Heath nature reserve.
90% of the heathland which once covered Surrey has been lost and all of it would have been maintained by grazing animals and the efforts of local residents; harvesting material for bedding, domestic fires and other needs, including cooking and herbal treatments.
Heathland evokes the magical, spacious quality of heathland and is a reminder of our links with the land and with nature. One flank depicts a typical heath at dusk with a nightjar and field crickets. The other side is a daytime scene with a sand lizard, hobby and woodlark.
“Heathland” has been kindly sponsored for the RSPB by South West Trains.