NZ3332 : Bishop Middleham Quarry (disused)

taken 11 years ago, near to Bishop Middleham, County Durham, Great Britain

Bishop Middleham Quarry (disused)
Bishop Middleham Quarry (disused)
This quarry is an SSSI site managed by Durham Wildlife Trust. The underlying rock is magnesian limestone and specialist plants have colonised the thin soil.
It is a breeding ground of the "Durham Argus" butterfly - a local race of the Brown Argus. In 2002 the site became famous when a pair of European Bee Eaters nested there and raised two young.
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NZ3332, 12 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 18 March, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 January, 2008
Category
Quarry (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 331 327 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:41.2955N 1:29.2000W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 332 324
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