Broughton Astley Brick Quarry
Selected Wild Place / Other Wild Places / Public Rights of Way / VC55 boundary
Total species seen at this site: 358
Broughton Astley Quarry was used as a brick quarry until it was closed in the mid-1950s. Since then the area has been pretty much left to its own devices, comprising a sizeable lake surrounded by marshy areas of scrubland, quality grassland and developing woodland.
The Quarry was surveyed in August 1990 by the Environmental Advisory Unit from Liverpool University Ltd.
HDC has given Naturespot permission to regularly visit and survey the site.
The site supports 15 species of Odonata due to the quality of the habitat.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Chrysotoxum verralli||02/07/2020||Craig Mabbett|
|White-legged Damselfly||Platycnemis pennipes||02/07/2020||Craig Mabbett|
|Phaonia pallida||02/07/2020||Craig Mabbett|
|Water Figwort||Scrophularia auriculata||02/07/2020||Craig Mabbett|
|Tortoise Bug||Eurygaster (cf) testudinaria||02/07/2020||Craig Mabbett|
|Aceria macrochela||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Aceria macrorhyncha||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Apple Leaf Miner||Lyonetia clerkella||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Barred Straw||Gandaritis pyraliata||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Black Bryony||Dioscorea communis||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Heterarthrus wuestneii||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Hawthorn Slender||Parornix anglicella||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Common Thorn Midget||Phyllonorycter oxyacanthae||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|Psyllopsis fraxini agg.||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|
|White Bryony||Bryonia dioica||02/07/2020||Graham Calow|