Plant Pioneers

I visited West Down Quarry for the first time a few weeks ago and – I found it quite magical and inspiring especially in terms of exploring initial ideas around its disuse and subsequent colonisation by plants/trees especially birch and buddleia on the shallow soils and cliff faces and hazel along the quarry bottom. All windblown seeds and pioneer species which are creating a unique new habitat – I imagine in summer it is even more special again…………………..

Caroline Sharp 16 March 2015

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