Devil's bit scabious

Amy Lewis

Close e Quayle (closed)

This closed reserve is a mosaic of grassland, curragh and open meadow producing a diversity of species, where butterflies, beetles and spiders abound

Location

Clenaugh Road
IM5 1AB
A static map of Close e Quayle (closed)

Know before you go

Size
4 hectares

Access

No access to this closed site

Dogs

No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Closed to the public

Best time to visit

Closed

About the reserve

There are three meadows: an area of very rank grassland and curragh and an area which is a mosaic of managed grassland, rough grassland and curragh. The largest meadow is particularly attractive in late summer when it is blue with devil's bit scabious providing a valuable nectar source for butterflies. Hen harrier, snipe, curlew, sparrowhawk, barn owl and moorhen have been recorded.

Management: Species diversity across the site has increased considerably since a regime of regular cutting and grazing was introduced.

Contact us

Tricia Sayle, Reserves Officer
Contact number: 01624 844432
Contact email: tricia@manxwt.org.uk