Future in Action

Future in Action

Whin grass at Divethill

We are looking to develop a rare habitat called whin grassland at Divethill.  It is characterised by some rarer types of wildflowers (rock rose, wild thyme, burnet) so the team are pleased to report really good results at the quarry this Spring.

There have been good numbers of flowers but also butterflies – small white, gatekeepers, orange tips and a species of fritillary.  In addition, they have spotted one species of moth – the chimney sweeper (see picture).  Whilst out checking the flowers we also came across four fox cubs recently born to a vixen who’s made her den in the quarry.