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Author Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Peter Burgess

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Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Posted: 25/04/2019 09:55:56
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A fascinating news story here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47882928

I walked the Cwm Gwrelych area near Glynneath last year and was as interested in the way nature is reclaiming it just as much as the mining history.
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Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Posted: 25/04/2019 11:23:27
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Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life.

I guess everything mellow with time and some form of life will colonise almost anything......
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Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Posted: 25/04/2019 15:06:43
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ttxela wrote:

Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life.

I guess everything mellow with time and some form of life will colonise almost anything......


Yes. Rhyl for example. Laugh

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Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Posted: 25/04/2019 15:11:17
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sinker wrote:

ttxela wrote:

Similar to the rare stuff that grows on lead contaminated tips in the Peak. Funny how what might be regarded as pollution turns out to provide rare habitats for different forms of life.

I guess everything mellow with time and some form of life will colonise almost anything......


Yes. Rhyl for example. Laugh


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Derelict land as wildlife refuges
Posted: 28/04/2019 21:31:15
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Would that be on the old Selar opencast site? IP: 109.176.250.156
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