This area was once the home to a quarry belonging to the Haslingden Plastic Brick Company. Also the sides or run off to the Slate was a water catchment area for a local brewery(Baxters) whom where situated close to Spring Lane. Nowadays it is the home to the Panopticon (Halo) and the adjacent shrub woodland area walks.
Total Butterfly species (15)
Small Heath, Small Skipper, Large Skipper, Painted Lady, Red Admiral, Small Tortoishell, Small Copper, Peacock, Large White, Green Veined White, Wall Brown, Gatekeeper, Meadow Brown, Orange Tip, Speckled Wood. Click on highlighted species to see large photo
Total Moth species (71)
Chimney Sweeper, Cinnabar, Snout, Latticed Heath, Ghost Moth, Swallowtailed, Smoky Wainscot, Gold Spot, Clouded Border, Clouded Bordered Brindle, Dark Arches, Antler, Purple Bar, Small Phoenix, True Lover's Knot, Hebrew Character, Herald, Iron Prominent, Mother of Pearl, Twin Spot Carpet, Lesser Broad Bordered Yellow Underwing, Grey Dagger, Clouded Drab, Common Quaker - photo 1, and photo 2 .Common Rustic, Phoenix, Small Phoenix, Marbled minor, Large Yellow Underwing, Lesser Yellow Underwing, Autumnal Rustic, Common Marbled Carpet, Pink Barred Sallow, Pink Barred Sallow (very light version), Angle Shades, Flame Carpet, Rosy Rustic, Square Spot Rustic, Grey Pine Carpet, Willow Beauty, Rhopobota naevana, Acleris emargana, Ingrailed Clay, Light Emerald, Beautiful Golden Y, Brimstone, Clouded Border, Brindle (both forms), Coxcomb Prominent, Flame Shoulder, Peach Blossom, Small Magpie (micro), Straw Dot, Flame, Clouded Silver, Peppered Moth, Common White Wave, Plain Golden Y, Dusky Brocade, Scoparia ambiguallis, Scalloped Hazel, Glyphipterix impliciella (seen on hawthorn blossom), Marbled Minor type, Heart and Dart, Small Square Spot, Silver-Ground Carpet, Burnished Brass, Dark Spectacle, Crambus lathoniellus, Swammerdamia pyrella (possibly), Narrow-Bordered Five Spot Burnet, Brown Spot Pinion. White Ermin Moth Caterpillar
Other Insect species (15)
Yellow Ophion, St Marks Fly (Bibio marci) St Marks Fly (Bibio pomonae), Netalla testaceus, Picromerus bidens, Helophilus pendulus. Common Leafhopper (cream colour), Cantharis Livida, Dancing Fly (Empis tessalata), Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus), Rhagonycha fulva, 7 Spot Ladybird, Black Bean Aphid, Cicadella Viridis (Turquoise Leafhopper), Drone Fly, Turquoise Weevil (Phyllobius pomaceus), Blue Tailed Damselfly (Ischnura elegans) click on highlighted species to see large photo
List of Flower species (103)
Hawthorn, Blue Bell, Harebell, Water Forget Me Not, Purple Bluebell (Italian Import), Yellow Poppy, Yellow Iris, Yellow Vetch, Common Poppy, Wild Daffodil, Autumn Gentian, Birdsfoot Trefoil, Bistort, Black Knapweed, Bloody Cranesbill, Bridewort (Spiraea salicifolia), Meadow Cranesbill, Broom, Butterbur, Changing Forgetmenot, Chicory (intro 2007), Common Comfrey, Common Nettle, Common Scurvygrass, Common Spotted Orchid, Cowslip, Common Nettle, Creeping Buttercup, Corn Marigold, Creeping Thistle, Crocus (Escape) a = Yellow Variety, b = White Variety. Dandelion, Dotted Loostrife (a) Flower, (b) Early, (c) Mature, Dropwort, Cuckoo Flower, Field Pansy, Foxglove, Foxglove (white), Feverfew, Garlic Mustard, Gorse, Greater Burdock, Greater Periwinkle, Hairy Bittercress, Heather, Hedge Bindweed, Hedge Woundwort, Herb Robert, Himalayan Balsam, Hogweed, Ivy, Jacobs Ladder, Japanese Knotweed, Knotgrass, Ladys Mantle, Large Bittercress, Large Flowered Evening Primrose (intro 2007), Lesser Celandine, Lesser Trefoil, Meadowsweet (intro 2007), Montbretia, Orange Poppy, Pansy (probably domestic escape), Perennial Cornflower, Pineapple Mayweed, Procumbent Pearlwort, Prickly Sow Thistle, Privet Bush, Purple Vetch, Ragged Robin, Ragwort, Red Bartsia, Red Campion, Redshank, Ribbed Melilot, Rosebay Willowherb, Scented Mayweed, Self Heal, Sneezewort, Sorrell, Sticky Mouse Ear, Thyme-leaved Speedwell, Tormentil, Tufted Vetch, Vipers Bugloss (intro 2007), Weld (intro 2007), Welsh Red Poppy, White Campion (intro 2007), White Clover, Wild Strawberry, Wild Turnip, Woolley Thistle, Wild Yellow Poppy, Columbine (Red), Columbine (Pink), Columbine (Lilac), Yarrow, Great Willowherb, Broad-Leaved Willowherb, Meadow Foam, Teasel (intro 2007). Water Horsetail.
List of Fungi species (1) (In Preparation) Vermillion Waxcap (Hygrocybe miniata)
List of Tree species (4) (In Preparation). Hawthorn, Pedunculate Oak, Privet, Rowan.
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