Destruction of a habitat

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Owls, Voles and Ants at the Tufa Field

The Eastern end of the Tufa Field contains one of the last patches of Rough Pasture in Bath. This special habitat contains long grasses and sedges that becomes host to many small mammals and insects. Rough Pasture is increasingly rare,… Continue Reading →

Urban Greenways

The plight of the Tufa Field, its  uncertain future and our now permanent change of attitude to the world around us brought about by Covid-19 requires that we pay much more attention to  our use of green spaces. Making these… Continue Reading →

Traffic survey in Englishcombe Lane – part 3

This is the third in a series of posts about traffic volumes and speeding in Englishcombe Lane. This time we focus on the survey analysis and the wider debate around 20mph zones. The dialogue with the Council continues and here… Continue Reading →

Plant a Tree for the Jubilee

Autumn is the traditional and best time to plant new trees. The soil is still relatively warm, the winter rains will ensure the plant doesn’t dry out, and natural dormancy allows roots to grow without stress. We are encouraged to… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field- a new threat

It’s not just development that threatens the delicate balance of the Tufa Field’s existence. Now it is facing alien invasion. Non-native species are a persistent and pernicious threat to our green spaces. The local ecology does not have time to… Continue Reading →

Traffic Survey Englishcombe Lane, Part 2

*Update: The BANES results are now available. These show a close correlation with our results, confirming the conclusions of our survey, including both volumes and speed profiles. Following on from our survey in June, we have conducted a follow-up survey…. Continue Reading →

Beasts, Butterflies and Bees

August is peak Butterfly time at the Tufa Field. Nectar from the Nettle patch provides food, cover and egg-laying sites. There are also many bees, including Honey Bees, but just as important, Carder, Mining, Red- and White-tails. Amphibians are also… Continue Reading →

Raptor at the Tufa Field

The long grasses and summer plants in the Tufa Field are providing ideal raptor hunting conditions. Field voles, shrews and field mice are plentiful. Some stunning images of our latest visitor, the common buzzard, Buteo Buteo.   The video is… Continue Reading →

Traffic Survey – Englishcombe Lane

The Tufa Field is served by the road called Englishcombe Lane in Bath. Residents have long been concerned that any development of the Tufa Field for housing would lead to a decrease in safety for children attending the local Moorlands… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field – What Next?

The decision by BANES to suspend development of the Tufa Field has been widely welcomed. The new Council leader has started the process of looking again at the uses for the the area, against a backdrop of financial and political… Continue Reading →

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