Sir George visits Lime Quarry with Wildlife Trust
4 May 2007
Sue Walton, GY, Alison Cross and Debbie Tann
Sue Walton, GY, Alison Cross and Debbie Tann
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Sir George in the Lime Quarry
Sir George in the Lime Quarry
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Sue Walton, the Chief Executive of Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust invited Sir George to see the site that the Trust manages in his North West Hampshire constituency. This is a disused Lime Quarry in Old Burghclere, on the Porchester Estate.
"This site stopped being quarried in the 1970's, and is now looked after by the Wildlife Trust. The rough chalkland is ideal soil for a number of rare plants and flowers, and it sustains a lot of wildlife."
"This steep sided 13 acre quarry means that it is sheltered and warm - an ideal habitat for Small Blue butterflies. The scrub is controlled to maintain the open grassland."
With Sue Walton were Debbie Tann, Deputy Chief Executive and Alison Cross, Conservation Adviser.
Sue Walton explained the Trusts ambition to link a number of sites together, in order to combat the threat of climate change to habitats and species. The Trust currently manages 55 reserves in the two counties, working with landowners to help them manage their land in ways that benefit wildlife.
After the meeting, Sir George joined the Trust, which has 27,000 members.
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