Phase 1 habitat survey, Preston, Lancashire (2014)

My third proposed solar farm in a packed week of surveys.  This one had lots of ponds, again, this time in the middle of reseeded grass ley, and lots of large mature trees on the boundary which seemed to have great bat potential.

I won’t bore you with yet another pond picture so here’s an interesting non-ecological feature of the site –  a pair of carved stone gateposts:

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I’ve alerted the project team to these – I don’t know whether they are of historical interest, I’m no expert – but it looks like as there is another gateway linking these two fields, the stone posts will be left alone if the project goes ahead.  Good news 🙂

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