So Nice in the Quarry Today

If the price of getting some fresh air, and a little exercise in this wonderful scenery at Houghton Regis Quarry is to spend it collecting litter, then so be it. What is there not to enjoy about Houghton Regis SSSI former quarry site?

Accessed from a public footpath off Lake View, part of a new homes development by Bovis Homes, the quarry is becoming quite a nature reserve for rare plants, and wildlife. And as a treat we were able to see the new tree sculptures installed at Tilia Park, on the Quarry Edge.

I hadn't been collecting litter for more than 5 minutes, when I espied 4 rabbits scurrying for cover in an area recently cleared of sundry trees by contract labour. It was clearing the trees that had revealed quantities of rubbish that needed removing. Iron and other debris. And even after today's clearance by a dozen volunteers, there'll still be more embedded ironwork to be dug out at another time.

Sculpture http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161399

Sculpture Great Crested Newt http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161400

Sculpture http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161401

Sculpture http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161402

Quarry http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161403


Quarry http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161404

Quarry http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161405

Marl Lake http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161407

Quarry http://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161409

Quarry Reed Bedshttp://www.panoramio.com/photo/106161410





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