Quarries can be surprisingly useful places for wildlife. The disturbance often allows wildflowers to thrive, and pollinating insects like bumblebees can be abundant. The Bumblebee Conservation Trust has partnered with the Mineral Products Association (MPA) to provide advice on managing their quarries for wildlife and training for their staff to help them be aware of bumblebees when working. Click here for more information on that.
There are a few other things you can do with quarry sites while they are in use, or when they are being restored.
Click here to view our advice document for managing quarries for bumblebees.
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