Ecology Update – May 2020

The study at Great Elm now shows spring wildflowers fading  (Orchids, Cowslips, Primroses, Violets etc) but the summer wildflowers are beginning to appear (Bird’s-Foot-Trefoil, Crosswort, Red Campion, Bush Vetch and Horseshoe Vetch (pea family) etc) and in some...

FML Ecology Update – April 2020

There is little practical work that can be done at the moment except to watch the ecology. A survey of wildflower plants appearing will be maintained in the summer months, and with this in mind a few pictures were taken in mid April at Great Elm on the Collier’s...

Bat Boxes Installed At Great Elm

Tony Burdett, Colin Wisbey and Andrew Marchant of the FML Ecology Group installed three bat boxes at Great Elm on 31st January. The boxes were provided by Sustrans as part of the ecology/greenway improvements to the Collier’s Way. It would be interesting to hear...

October Frolics and Fundraising

Frome’s Missing Links have had a busy October running cycling themed activities at the Frome Independent market on Sunday 6th followed by a jam packed Ceilidh at the Cheese and Grain on Friday 11th.     We had a fabulous day at the October Frome Independent, where...

Summer Jobs on the Colliers Way

The picture above shows the second bench down from Mells Yard after it has been tidied up, and is taken from the culvert just below the bench.  The work was done on 7 July by two volunteers from Radstock and one from Frome. Lydia Blake, Sustrans Greenway Officer gave...

Additional Sustrans Workdays

Sustrans Ecologist Lydia Blake is leading additional workdays on the Colliers Way cycle path (route 24) with support from the FML Ecology Group and Sustrans Radstock Rangers. These events are to give people a fun day out, gain traditional skills and hopefully attract...

Trustees’ Update – January 2019

The New Year brings some good news. Network Rail have finally agreed to our proposals and have given us ‘engineering clearance’ to proceed with work along the old railway line at Buckland Bridge. We do still need to complete negotiations with a local land owner but...

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