Friday, 28 June 2013

Woodside Quarry/Horsforth/Walk

27/6/13
Had a walk round Woodside Quarry.
 "Many scarce plant species have been recorded from the disused Woodside Quarry,in Leeds West Yorkshire"
Wild Flowers of Yorkshire.Howard M. Beck


Woodside
The area is vast with wood land to all sides of the quarry,there is many habitats,bog,standing water,trees,etc.
There are allot of Buddleia trees around the edge of the quarry so worth going back when they are in flower to look for Butterflies.



There were many birds in the wood and in the tree line,we also saw two Red Kite flying round.



There were allot of Bees on the Thistles,and the different habitats meant there were allot of Insects about.

Cinnabar Moth

Bee

Ladybird

Ant Nest

There was allot of Wild Flower's, here is just a few I found to day.

Self-heal

 Sheep Sorrel


Weld

Speedwell

Opium Poppy
 Rain stopped play,will have to go back....Great place

2 comments:

  1. Its certainly worth a regular visit Amanda.

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  2. Thanks for the comment,going back when the Buddleia's out.

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