The Tufa Field

Destruction of a habitat

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Bath and North East Somerset Council Announcement

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Here is the announcement by Kevin Guy, the new Council leader, that the Tufa Field will not be lost to developers. A massive thank you to everyone who has supported us, every one of your voices counted. The biggest thanks… Continue Reading →

Biodiversity Net Gain

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One tool made available to developers to overcome objections to developments on the grounds of loss of habitat is the concept of ‘Biodiversity Net Gain’. This is a mechanism that allows developers to substitute habitats, i.e swap one piece of… Continue Reading →

Summer in the Tufa Field

High summer is the time when plants and insects dominate the Tufa Field. Around the main Tufa flush, sedges and rushes dominate, with grasses adapted for damp conditions also flourishing. The wide expanses of undisturbed nettle beds  create ideal butterfly… Continue Reading →

Bird time

The Tufa Field continues to be an important food resource for our birds. This buzzard is a regular visitor. And for our smaller birds, a tasty caterpillar is always welcome. – A reminder that all things in the natural world… Continue Reading →

Pond Life

Garden ponds and water form an important link in the Tufa Field. Amphibians in particular need wet grass to move around. It’s perhaps not so well known that many amphibians spend more time out of the water than in, usually… Continue Reading →

Dawn Chorus

Just a reminder that now is optimum dawn chorus time. You can watch and listen on our live camera, or if you can’t wake up that early, listen to our recording from last year. Or just close your eyes, relax… Continue Reading →

Images from the Tufafield

Two fox cubs and a deer celebrating the joys of spring!  

New domain name

Just updated the website to https://tufafield.com. The .com designation should solve some isps that block ddns sites.

The Tufa Field in February

Left alone, the field ecology develops at its own pace and in its own way. Last year was a year of recovery after the brush-cutting, which left a lot of debris and damaged plants. The long grass grew up, creating… Continue Reading →

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 →

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