Friday, 25 June 2010

Old Backworth Scrapyard

This is the old Backworth Scrapyard site which has now become a fantastic wildlife zone. Unfortunately i think it is earmarked for development as part of the Earsdon View estate. Which is a p**s take in its self as it has blocked my view of Earsdon. Ironic or what.

Anyhoo, a few pic of what i came across this morning whilst meandering.

The site as it is now.

I counted five species of Butterfly but i was there for only forty Min's so not bad.

Small Tortoiseshell

Common Blue

Meadow Brown

Large Skipper

Small Skipper

Orchid of some kind

The ground was covered in Orchids

I also saw about six varieties of Bees. There were Goldfinch, Linnets and Skylarks. And Two kestrels hunted the area.

All in all there was about thirty species of plants and that was just a quick count.

I am very tempted to plant something rare and get the site listed as a SSSI and stop the building of houses which dont sell anyway.


  1. Aye Davy ..enjoy it while it lasts

  2. Thanks for the photo,s,you'll have to come a lang way to kick my arse bonnie lad.Aboot 12 thoosand miles like.