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Other Brandy Bottom Pages

As well as an introductory page, the other Brandy Bottom pages cover the history, and the AIBT's conservation work at the site. The latter is divided into a summary of progress at work parties, plus several pages of photos of the buildings, work parties, and finds. There are also images of the display boards, and a page with a location map, plus directions to the site and the dates of work parties.

NATURE

(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2011

Scarlet Tiger moth

Scarlet Tiger Moth, June 2011













Insect on flower



Insect, possibly male Marmalade Hoverfly, on wild flower, June 2011. The female can be seen in a later photo.










Wild flower 1




One of the many species of wild flowers growing on site, June 2011









Wild flower 2





One of the many species of wild flowers growing on site, June 2011









Wild flower 3






One of the many species of wild flowers growing on site, June 2011








(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2012

Wildflowers on top of Horizontal Engine House






Some of the wildflowers growing on top of the New Pit heapstead, June 2012







Horizontal Engine House Feb 12







Vegetation growth during 2012. The front of the Horizontal Engine House in February 2012 ...





Horizontal Engine House in May 2012








... in May 2012 ...






Front of HEH June 2012










... in June 2012 ...







Horizontal Engine House - Oct 12


... and in October 2012













(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2013

Wildflowesr on top of New Pit heapstead


Wildflowers growing on top of New Pit heapstead, July 2013













(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2014

New Pit heapstead in January 14


The top of the New Pit heapstead on a cold January morning ...











New Pit heapstead in July 14


... and at the height of summer (July 2014)











Damselfly


Damselfly on the New Pit heapstead, June 2014














(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2015

Speckled wood butterfly


Speckled Wood butterfly at base of old Pit heapstead ramp, April 2015












Insect on wildflower


Insect, possibly Oedemera nobilis, on wildflower on New Pit heapstead, June 2015












Poplar Hawk-moth


Herb Robert growing at base of Old Pit heapstead, June 2015















Poplar Hawk-moth


Poplar Hawk-moth, July 2015












Purple form of Field Grasshopper


Purple form of Field Grasshopper in picnic area, July 2015














Butterfly


Butterfly, possibly Large Skipper or Essex Skipper, New Pit heapstead, July 2015












Honeysuckle growing on boundary fence


Honeysuckle growing along boundary fence, July 2015












Evening Primrose


Evening primrose growing along base of Old Pit heapstead, August 2015














(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019)

2016

Peacock butterfly


Peacock butterfly, April 2016. The damage to its left hind wing may have happened when it escaped from a bird.













New leaves beside HEH


New leaves growing on tree outside the Horizontal Engine House, April 2016










Bluebells beside cycle path



Bluebells growing beside cycle path near site, April 2016











Wildflower beside cycle path



An as yet unidentified wildflower growing beside cycle path near site, April 2016











Bee on wildflower



Bee foraging from wildflower growing beside cycle path near site, April 2016











Bittersweet



Bittersweet growing in New Pit enclosure, June 2016











Forgetmenot



Wildflower, possibly Forget-me-not, growing in New Boiler area, June 2016











Mouse



Mouse disturbed when a stone stockpile was rebuilt, June 2016











Love-in-the-Mist





Love-in-the-Mist flowering near New Pit enclosure, July 2016. It is growing in an area that was churned up by a forklift earlier in the year, which may account for its appearance as it is a garden escapee and not a wildflower.








Insect on bramble flower





Insect, possibly a female Marmalade hoverfly, on bramble flower, August 2016. A male can be seen in an earlier photo.










Wildflower





Wildflower in Old Pit enclosure, August 2016.









Beetle





With thighs like an Olympic weightlifter, this False Blister beetle was found on the New Pit heapstead in August 2016.








Bindweed





Large bindweed growing on fence around New Pit enclosure, August 2016.











Wildflower





Wildflower, possibly Rosebay Willowherb, beside platelayers hut to the north of the site, September 2016.











(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)

2017

Robin





Robin watching while the nearby vegetation was being cleared. It finally got what it was waiting for - a big fat worm, January 2017.








Coltsfoot





Coltsfoot in flower on top of New Pit heapstead, March 2017. (cm scale)









Lesser Celandine





Lesser Celandine in flower at edge of cycle path near the site entrance, March 2017.









Bugle in flower





Wildflower, possibly a Bugle, on top of New Pit heapstead, April 2017 ... (cm scale)








Close-up of Bugle in flower





... and a close-up of its flowers.










Comma butterfly





Comma butterfly near the entrance to the Old Pit, April 2017.











Blossom on tree





Blossom on tree alongside the cycle path, April 2017.












Frog





Frog rescued from sump in Vertical Engine House, May 2017. It was released in the pond area after the photo was taken.











Forget-me-not





Tiny, 2-3 mm, wildflower on top of New Pit heapstead, May 2017. This may be an 'Early Forget-me-not'.









Small wildflower





Small wildflower on near entrance to Old Pit enclosure, June 2017. It is on the public path between the enclosures, so is liable to be walked on.









Ladybird





Ladybird, possibly a Harlequin Ladybird, June 2017.












Large white butterfly





Large White butterfly at rest near Fan Engine House, June 2017.











Red Admiral butterfly





Red Admiral butterfly at rest beside the cycle path, June 2017.












Toad





Toad discovered when clearing a stone stockpile in the Old Boiler House, June 2017.











Scarlet Pimpernel





Wildflower, probably a Scarlet Pimpernel, growing beside the path to the Fan Engine House, June 2017.









Wildflower





Wildflower growing on top of the New Pit heapstead, June 2017.









Hoverfly on wildflower





Hoverfly on wildflower in Old pit enclosure, June 2017.












(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019)

2018

Pond area





Pond from cycle path, April 2018.










Chimney from Pond area





Chimney from across the Pond area, framed by spring blossom, April 2018.


















Black Bryony





Black Bryony growing on New Pit boundary fence, May 2018.










Grass Snake





Grass snake, estimated to be over 2 feet long, found under the polythene sheeting covering the brickwork at the end of the East Flue, May 2018.










Spider




Spider found found under the polythene sheeting covering the steps outside the Vertical Engine House, May 2018.










Wildflower




Wild flower found near the kissing gate, May 2018. It could be a Pencilled Cranesbill, though that is not a recognised species for this area.










Comma butterfly





Comma butterfly resting on buddleja blossom near the Egg-ended boiler, July 2018.









Butterfly




Butterfly resting on buddleja blossom near the Egg-ended boiler, July 2018.










Spider




Spider inside a water butt outside the Horizontal Engine House, July 2018.










Plums on tree





A fine crop of plums growing near the pond. They were subsequently picked and eaten at lunchtime during a work party, August 2018.










Common darter





A Common Darter sunning itself outside the Horizontal Engine House, August 2018.











Brambles ripening





Brambles ripening on the bushes during the Heritage Open days weekend, September 2018.











2019

Primulas





Primulas in flower beside the cycle path, March 2019. There were also Lesser Celandine (cycle path) and Coltsfoot (New Pit heapstead) to be seen in flower at the same work party.










Leopard slug





This Leopard Slug was found at the base of the south-west wall of the Cornish Engine House, March 2019. It is resting on a glove, which gives an estimate of its size.











(Go to photos of nature taken at work parties in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

Unless otherwise stated, the photos are by R Whitworth.

Other Brandy Bottom Pages

As well as an introductory page, the other Brandy Bottom pages cover the history, and the AIBT's conservation work at the site. The latter is divided into a summary of progress at work parties, plus several pages of photos of the buildings, work parties, and finds. There are also images of the display boards, and a page with a location map, plus directions to the site and the dates of work parties.

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Page updated 21 Mar 19

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