Meet our wildlife

People are often amazed by the multitude of wildlife that congregates in a typical quarry - and Pentre Halkyn is no exception. Birds and animals love the rocky terrain and are unthreatened by the plant and machinery.

On the wild side

As the photos here show, Pentre Halkyn quarry is a great wildlife haven. It is home to a huge range of species – everything from birds of prey to rabbits, foxes and badgers.

Peregrine falcons have nested and reared their young in the quarry for several years, drawn by the pigeons which nest in the quarry buildings. Little owls also nest here. Recent breeding surveys showed that the little owl population was down by 24 per cent between 1995 and 2008.

We will add more quarry wildlife photos as they become available

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