|The north end of the face of Riddlesdown quarry, 28 December 2015.|
|The fenced area above Riddlesdown quarry. 28 December 2015.|
|Cotoneasters in Riddlesdown quarry, 28 December 2015.|
The management team are quite aware that it is rather artificial to look at a piece of landscape at a particular time and say it should stay that way rather than be allowed to develop and change. But this way, rare and interesting plants and insects are encouraged. For example, this is one of the few sites in this part of the country where you can find Round-leaved Wintergreen and Small Blue butterflies.
|Anthills and Junipers at the top of Riddlesdown Quarry. 28 December 2015.|
I tend to take lots of closeups and not show the general appearance of whatever place I am at, but if I think I might make up a post for this blog I make more of an effort to get some views, as here. But I still like closeups. They reveal details you do not normally see.
|Unripe Juniperus communis berries. Riddlesdown quarry, 28 December 2015.|