sites for wildlife
Designing quarries and gravel pits to encourage and support
wildlife is an art of the possible. The physical features of
a site and adjacent areas (geology, hydrology, climate, aspect,
existing wildlife etc.) will determine the habitats that can
be created and the species that can be targeted.
Habitat creation is not make-over gardening, it is for the
long term, and the designs need to work with the features of
the site not against them if sustainable bio-diverse sites
are to be established. See creating
a diverse wetland and replicating
the limestone daleside.
Newly created shallows in a sand quarry.