Burton Riggs

YWT

Description:

Recorders: Kate Yates Walk time 25 mins 920m

As an artificial site created by gravel quarrying in the 1970s for the construction of the adjacent A64, it is relatively young in wildlife terms, but already has a rich mix of habitats and species to its name. Comprising Freshwater edges with bare ground and scrub and encouraging the willow for birdlife.

Main areas are S1+2 and S5 with less in S6 with not much in S3+4 wooded areas. Common Blue mostly seen in S2 extensive open area but some also in S5+6 Dingy skipper and Small Heath have been seen in S1+2 along with peacock and Small Tortoiseshell favouring that area

Results 2018 restarted in 2021