Destruction of a habitat

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Who pays? We do.

Council expenditure is at best obscure, some would say obfuscated. There is no easy way of finding out how our money is spent and whether it represents value or even necessity. Public money, spent on our behalf, should be open… Continue Reading →

Margaret Cartwright – Ode to a Pasture

Margaret Cartwright was a long-time resident of a property adjoining the field we now know as the Tufa Field. She witnessed the progression of the field from dairy pasture to horse paddock to the re-wilded state we see today, and… Continue Reading →

The Tufa Field Diary – 08/01/24

In a new year, we once again anticipate that this will be the final winter for the Tufa Field. With notional planning applications shortly, the schedule is to start construction work in the Spring of 2024. The hydrogeological survey work… Continue Reading →

COP 28 and the Tufa Field

While the machinations of our leaders at COP 28 might seem remote, all our efforts are needed at all levels to save ourselves and our children’s children.

Stories from the Tufa Field No.6: In the Night Garden

It is slightly unfortunate for us as viewers that some of the best activity in  the Tufa Field is at night. But for the natural world, night time often equates to safe time – predators have more difficulty finding food,… Continue Reading →

Stories from the Tufa Field. No 5: Deer

Deer are a Marmite choice for many people. Left alone in gardens, they can devastate young plants, especially tulips and daffodils in the spring, and kill young tree saplings by eating their bark. But the counter argument is that Deer… Continue Reading →

Garden birds in Autumn

September is a strange month for birds that visit our gardens and the Tufa Field . Blackbirds, Robins, Sparrows, Dunnock and so on are amongst the common small birds that moult their flight feathers now. This means that their flying… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field Diary – Week 4/9/2023

Monday 4th Sep 2023: Drilling continues in the field on a hot day. Sadly, not all of our animals survived the process. We don’t know why this Fawn died, perhaps it was too scared to move, perhaps it died of… Continue Reading →

Stories from the Tufa Field. No.4: Water

Without water, there would be no Tufa. Water, it’s sources, chemistry and geology is the key element to this unique and special site. In particular, the chemistry of the water, containing dissolved oolitic limestone, and the geology of the field… Continue Reading →

Stories from the Tufa Field No.3: Bats

The Tufa Field has been host to Bats since anyone can remember. The tree-lined lane and field boundaries provide summer roosting locations and the field pasture provides feeding grounds. Various Bat surveys over the years have identified, pipistrelle, lesser and… Continue Reading →

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