SJ5009 : Habitat restoration near Bayston Hill quarry

taken 7 years ago, near to Meole Brace, Shropshire, Great Britain

Habitat restoration near Bayston Hill quarry
Habitat restoration near Bayston Hill quarry
The boundary of the quarry has been extensively landscaped, and planted with native trees and a variety of grass and stone habitats, to improve wildlife opportunities as the quarry works. It's remarkably successful - peregrines are regular nesters in the area, and the site records a wide variety of other species in its Biodiversity Action Plan notes. The path in the foreground leads along a 3 million tonne bund on the SE side of the site, with extensive views into the quarry, and out across the nearby farmland. The bund was moved back by about 100 yards recently, to enable an extension to the quarry, whilst increasing the wildlife value of the site.
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SJ5009, 5 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 12 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 12 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Paths  Quarrying, Mining 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5019 0967 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.9454N 2:44.2941W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 5015 0964
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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