Sunday, 24 February 2013

Rifle Butts Quarry YWT - 13 February 2013

Not looking it's best on a dreary February day, we popped in here after spending the morning at North Cave. A tiny site with the large ant hills hinting at its heritage. At the far side of the paddock, a large exposed rock face exists which is of great interest to geologists showing as it does a Jurassic non-conformity, whatever that means! It looked pretty cool anyway and the Trus has a shelter erected to protect the face. It was pleasing to see a small group of nervous Hebridean sheep cowering under some scrub at the top of the bank. It is the first time the Trust has managed to get this site grazed and the rare plants will benefit from this.
I must come back in June to witness the results!

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