Ardeer Quarry LNR |
Quarry Local Nature Reserve contains a mix of wetland, woodland, scrub, and grassland habitats. Various improvements are constantly being
made to the site to improve it for birds, butterflies, and other wildlife.
with a car can park in the small car park at the end of Moorpark Road East. Pedestrian/cycle access can also
be had at the other end of the grounds, at the very bottom of Dubbs Road/Highfield Drive.
If travelling by bus, one should alight near Hawkhill Cemetery (on Kilwinning Road): Ardeer Quarry is just a short
walk down Dubbs Road.
If travelling by train, one should alight at Stevenston Station and walk
up Station Road before turning right into
Moorpark Road East.
The Cunninghame Cycleway runs through the site.
Brown, Green-veined White, Large White, Small White, Orange Tip, Small
Tortoiseshell, and Peacock are common across the site. The wildflower rich grassland near the
railway line at the south of the site contains small numbers of Common Blue,
Small Heath, and Small Copper during sunny weather. The occasional Grayling can sometimes be
seen. Ringlet can be found in the
grassland adjacent to the southernmost of the two plantations.
pond on the reserve (NS275418) supports Common Darter, Common Hawker,
Four-spotted Chaser, and Azure, Emerald, Common Blue, Large Red, and
& Photo © Iain Hamlin
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