Saturday, 23 April 2011

Brown End Quarry

This was my first visit to Brown End Quarry
A fascinating little Staffordshire Wildlife Trust reserve, providing lots of interest, as it not only is a quiet little haven for wildlife it also holds a lot of geological interest too.
All of this used to be the floor of a warm tropical sea.
Brown End Quarry

Brown End Quarry

If you look closely at the rock fall you can see fossils 


There is even a pile of stones you can go fossil hunting in, next time we need to take a geological hammer with us. But we did come across some evidence of shell like fossils...




cowslips

Butterbur
This is a great place to visit and just sit, enjoying the tranquil surroundings