Lime Kiln Hill rises to 44m, the first high ground south-east of Cambridge centre. It consists of Chalk, above Totternhoe Stone & West Melbury Marl. It has 3 reserves: Lime Kiln Close, East and West Pits. It is crossed by Lime Kiln Road which meets Worts' Causeway to the south beyond which are the Gog Magog Hills. With one of the country's longest historical botanical records it is subject to creeping urbanisation. While joining BSBI @BSBIbotany & @WildFlowerHour on Twitter I have tried to keep track of its remarkable array of botanical rarities, and of urban encroachment, in photos.
Retired microbiologist/bioinformatician now focusing on natural history, particularly botany, around Cambridge. Prone to fads, currently Hawthorns and Poplars.