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Botallack Fox At Sunset
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A red fox looks out from behind a derelict mine building at sunset on the cliffs above Botallck Mines.
In the 19th century the mining landscape was dominated by enginehouses surrounded by vast open areas of gorse scrub and heathland due to the trees being felled for various uses in the tin mines.
Many mine sites that now contain the derelict buildings which were once engine houses, arsenic calciners and chimneys are a haven for wildlife. Many of these are now used by birds such as Barn Owls, Kestrels, and more recently Buzzards which nest on the ledges and in the cracks of the crumbling masonry and perch on the high points looking for their prey. Shafts, adits, mine openings and engine houses are used as roosts by bats. Badgers often build setts beneath structures.
November 3rd, 2013
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