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.
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.