Ketton Quarry NR
This is an excellent site for calcareous flower species - an unusual habitat in Leicestershire and Rutland. Species include Bee Orchid, Yellow-wort, Crown Vetch and Autumn Gentian. It is one of the best sites in our area for both Adders and Grass Snakes. Butterflies include Marbled White, Grizzled and Dingy Skippers. It also supports a colony of Glow-worms.
Located in eastern Rutland. From the A47 take the A6121 towards Stamford which passes through Ketton. Turn left onto Pit Lane as you leave the village (travelling east) and the reserve is on the left after about 400m.
Total species seen at this site: 545
Ketton Quarry is an active limestone quarry, but the reserve is a long worked-out part of the site. It consists of hills, holes and a few rocky outcrops that have been colonised by a wide range of calcareous limestone plants. Parts of the site have become scrubbed over and there is a planted beech wood. The reserve is leased by the Wildlife Trust from Castle Cement and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
|Common Name||Latin Name||Date Recorded||Recorded By|
|Bedeguar Gall Wasp||Diplolepis rosae||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Dasineura rosae||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Knopper Oak Gall Wasp||Andricus quercuscalicis||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Spangle Gall Wasp||Neuroterus quercusbaccarum||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Autumn Gentian||Gentianella amarella||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Violet Bramble Rust||Phragmidium violaceum||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Pucciniastrum agrimoniae||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Puccinia glechomatis||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Eriophyes similis||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Tranzschelia pruni-spinosae||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Wild Liquorice||Astragalus glycyphyllos||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Sputnik Gall Wasp||Diplolepis nervosa||15/09/2019||roy lemmon|
|Tibellus oblongus||03/08/2019||AJ Cann|
|Six-Spot Burnet||Zygaena filipendulae||03/08/2019||AJ Cann|
|Agelena labyrinthica||03/08/2019||AJ Cann|