Ecology Update – July 2020

The Spring flowers have long gone at Great Elm on the Collier’s Way. They are being replaced by very long grass but flowers can still be found in their midst.  Also, there is a touch of autumn to note in the berries on the Guelders-rose.  This summer is all...

Ecology Update – June 2020

The first picture of the bench area at Great Elm shows that the drought is holding back the summer wildflowers.  The ox-eyed daisies have been slow to flower here as the bank area is very dry. The ones on the By Pass  have been flowering for weeks.  The Guider Rose is...

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...

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