Tag Archives: salthill quarry nature reserve

Salthill Quarry Local Nature Reserve.

To ease my England V Sweden viewing angst, I thought I would write this post at the same time. Ha! I am a very nervy audience…

This morning I had a wander round one of my local town’s two Nature Reserves. Salthill Quarry has appeared on my blog a couple times, but as I haven’t visited for over twelve months, I thought I would drop by for a nosy. The Quarry is a designated SSSI because of its geological formations…but I was there for the flowers…and the butterflies. 🙂

The 7.00 hectare Nature Reserve has grassland and woodland habitats. I was certainly glad of a little shade. The sun beat down as I looked for betony, orchids and scabious. Some of the land was dry and parched. Still no sign of approaching rain here in the North West.

P1090177
Roses on the way to the reserve.
P1090136
And a Painted Lady on Buddleia.
P1090138
Into the Woods.
P1090180
A Swallow-Tailed Moth ~ I think..
P1090181
Speckled Wood.
P1090157
Feeling parched.
P1090160
Hmmm Spray painter, if your going to do this , at least do a neat job! This is the Crinoid Seat that looks across to Pendle Hill.
P1090152
Lady’s Bedstraw.
P1090150
Orchids.
P1090154
Almost hidden ~ a blue damselfly.
P1090146
Marjoram.
P1090156
Scabious.
P1090164
Under the Umbels.
P1090186
Brown Ringlet.
P1090158
Harebell.
P1090179
Green Damselfly , maybe?
P1090185
Six-spotted Burnett Moth.

Feeling slightly calmer now. …

Thanks for accompanying me on a wander round Salthill Quarry Local Nature Reserve.

Advertisements