Destruction of a habitat

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Pictures and Videos from in and around the Tufa Field

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 →

Wildflowers at the Tufa Field

A collection of wild flower pictures from the Tufa Field. The full list of noted species is here.  

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 →

Images from the Tufafield

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

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 →

Beasts, Butterflies and Bees

August is peak Butterfly time at the Tufa Field. Nectar from the Nettle patch provides food, cover and egg-laying sites. There are also many bees, including Honey Bees, but just as important, Carder, Mining, Red- and White-tails. Amphibians are also… Continue Reading →

Raptor at the Tufa Field

The long grasses and summer plants in the Tufa Field are providing ideal raptor hunting conditions. Field voles, shrews and field mice are plentiful. Some stunning images of our latest visitor, the common buzzard, Buteo Buteo.   The video is… Continue Reading →

National Dawn Chorus Day

Something from the Tufa Field for #nationaldawnchorusday. You can listen to our live camera feed every day.

Images from the Tufa Field – 22/04/21

  Today we added another bird to our roster, the green wood pecker, Picus Viridis. This bird needs woodland with open field to hunt, so the Tufa Field is ideal for it. Listen out first thing in the morning from… Continue Reading →

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