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A woodland carrion beetle

Yesterday at Broadoak Quarry there were a few examples of a distinctive insect to be seen.  This silky black beetle has an orange-brown plate like front part of the thorax, technically known as the pronotum.  It is a carrion or … Continue reading

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Dingy Skipper amongst the plants

Duncan was at Broadoak Quarry today with the Northumberland Natural History Society’s Wednesday Botany Group.  It was an opportunity to get a good survey of the site in terms of the plants that grow there.  We concentrated on the old … Continue reading

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Bluebells at Broadoak

Duncan led a walk around Northumberland Wildlife Trust’s newest reserve at Broadoak Quarry yesterday. Most of the site is not yet accessible to the public but the path through the old woodland along the Mill Burn is a public footpath.  … Continue reading

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