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Bugs & Botany at Bishop Middleham Quarry

Join members of the Midweek Botany Group and entomologists for a day looking at the relationships between insects and plants. Event starts at 11am.

Bishop Middleham Quarry is a disused Magnesian limestone quarry now managed as a nature reserve by Durham Wildlife Trust. It has a wide range of attractive flowering plants including Pyramidal, Common Spotted, Fragrant and Bee Orchids, Dark Red Helleborine and other limestone species. If the weather is fine we may see Northern Brown Argus, Ringlet,
Common Blue and Small Heath butterflies.

Access to the quarry floor is by way of steep steps, but otherwise walking is level although may be rough underfoot.

The reserve is ½ mile north of Bishop Middlham village, to the west of the A177 at grid reference NZ331326. Parking is in two small roadside lay-bys near the reserve entrance and is limited, so please car-share if you can.