Saturday, July 13, 2024

New wildlife moves in at Burkinshaw’s Covert near Lindsey Oil Refinery

New wildlife has been spotted at Lindsey Oil Refinery with the appearance of box bugs at Burkinshaw’s Covert – the 91-acre woodland owned by the refinery.

According to Alan Jones, Conservation Officer at Humber Nature Partnership, this seems to reflect the changing extent of range in many invertebrates, such as the Willow Emerald Damselfly, which is now found more commonly at the Covert, and the Silver Washed Fritillary butterfly, which is now starting to be seen pretty regularly on site.

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