Destruction of a habitat

Author The Tufa Field Blogger

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 →

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 →

Tufa Field Diary : Week 28/08/23

Following the Bank Holiday Weekend and the hiatus in the aftermath of the accident, work has recommenced. Tuesday 29th August 2023: Hole-boring has started in the middle of the field. Rubber trackway has been brought in, presumably to mitigate damage… Continue Reading →

Stories from the Tufa Field No. 2 : The Red Fox

The foxes we see at the Tufa Field ( and in our streets and gardens) are Red Foxes, Vulves Vulves. These are extremely common across the whole of the northern hemisphere, being a top predator and highly adaptable to changing… Continue Reading →

Tufa Field Diary: Week 21/08/23

Following the recent accident, there was a report on the Bath LIve website, which then spawned a further news piece and wider comment. This week, commencing the 21st August should see the restart of the work following removal of the… Continue Reading →

Accident at the Tufa Field

Today, 10th August 2023 there was an unfortunate incident at the Tufa Field. While unloading temporary trackway at the entrance to the lane, the telehoist lifting trackway sections overturned with the driver inside.   The 30 year old driver from… Continue Reading →

The Destruction begins.

Sticky Post

Today,  7th August 2023 saw the start of the destruction of the Tufa Field. Contractors engaged by Bath and North East Somerset Council once again used high power brush cutters and  industrial mowers to cut down the nettle beds, despite… Continue Reading →

Stories from the Tufa Field – No. 1: Buddleia

In this new feature, we examine in more detail the wide diversity of plant, animal and insect life to be found in the Tufa Field. We start with a plant familiar to some as the Butterfly Bush,  or Buddleia Davidii…. Continue Reading →

Tufa in Dalby Forest

This is an extract from the Channel 5 program “Secret Life of the Forest” broadcast on 8th March 2023. The parallels with our Tufa Field are striking and illustrate both the uniqueness and the potential for the field as a … Continue Reading →

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