Sunday, 10 July 2011

Nob End SSSI


Results from a quick trip up to Nob End SSSI in Little Lever just outside of Bolton

The site itself has quite an interesting history being a former industrial area responsible for the production of Soda ash for use in the local textile industry. The alkaline waste generated through the notorious Leblanc process has weathered and gradually become less toxic. It now supports a highly specialised flora with species normally associated with limestone meadows and chalk downland being well represented.

Marsh Helleborine

Marsh Helleborine

Fragrant Orchid

Chalk Fragrant Orchid

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