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Tag Archive: conservation

Marvellous moths

Carol Inskipp set a moth trap up in the quarry on Tuesday evening.  Even though the weather was clear and cold she caught 54 moths and 20 different species.  There were some really amazing moths.  My favourites are the Buff…
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Not so dingy

Our glorious sunshine has brought out some of our rarer species in the quarry.  An ecologist last week recorded the Dingy Skipper in several locations in Harehope Quarry. This is a small brown and grey butterfly, which is found in Britain…
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Living roof

It has taken three years but the roofs of both the house and the boat shed at Harehope Quarry are finally flowering well. The living roofs have struggled with the dry springs we have had for the past few years…
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No sign of the bee orchids

The bee orchids usually start to appear about now, both in the quarry and at the Tip End but this year there is no sign of them.  We assume that conditions in May were too dry for them.  The photo…
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Tree planting

The next few weeks will see intensive efforts to plant more trees before the weather does really start to get warmer.  A bed of basket willow has been planted this week and pruning has begun on the fedge.  The cuttings…
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