Wildlife Watch

Hello – what’s this then…

A page dedicated to all you wildlife enthusiasts & experts in and around Frome.

Don’t mind if we do!

You might have noticed that we like our green spaces here in Frome – from parks to play spaces to riverside meadows.

We’re lucky to have lots of different green spaces in the town – and we tailor our management & maintenance techniques in these spaces to encourage biodiversity. By creating a variety of different and complementary habitats, we help to support our wildlife & plantlife.

All of which means that there’s lots of interesting wildlife in and around Frome. Which is where you can get involved…

We’re going to use this page to keep a list of the interesting, exciting & rare wildlife you’ve ‘Spotted in Frome

So send in details of what you’ve spotted, including where & when (date and time ideally)

If you managed to get a good photo that would be great too.

Recently spotted

Bats – how very Halloween-y – in Rodden Meadow:

  • Common Pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrelles)
  • Serotine Bat (Eptesicus serotinus)
  • Noctule Bat (Nyctalus noctula)
  • Daubenton’s Bat (Myotis daubentonii)
  • Lesser Horseshoe Bat (Rhinolophus hipposideros)

All spotted on Thursday 25 October 2018.

Getting started

We’d also love to hear from you with your hints & tips for wildlife spotting.

From the practical – take a waterproof and a nice flask of tea.

To the precise – if you suddenly and randomly see lots of birds fly away from a river, then it might be because there’s an otter nearby!

Last of all here are some useful links to get you started:

Somerset Wildlife Trust

The Wildlife Trusts – Great places to see wildlife

The British Trust for Ornithology

Butterfly Conservation

 

Last updated 31 October 2018