Close e Quayle (closed)

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


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

Know before you go

4 hectares


No access to this closed site


No dogs permitted

When to visit

Opening times

Closed to the public

Best time to visit


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
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