Frome’s new community group the Wild Bunch, held their first gathering in January and a lively and interesting meeting was had by all. The group is open to anyone who is interested in gardening for wildlife in our private gardens and shared local green spaces and they have a host of exciting meetings in the upcoming months. The Wild Bunch gatherings take place on the third Thursday of every month at Frome Town Hall with an option to join online.
January’s meeting saw a discussion around Ragwort, which uncovered what great service station pollinators the weed is with 177 species from certain moths, beetles or bees having been identified as being dependent on the plant.
Not only that, but there was some great advice from residents of Alexandra Road and lower Nunney Road about ways to get neighbours involved in activity to invite wildlife into our gardens. They also looked at the community mapping project as a way to get neighbours excited about gardening for wildlife together, further information can be found on the Wild about Frome page.
For February’s meeting the Wild Bunch will be looking at all the things we can be doing in our gardens now to get ready for wildlife in Spring. The group will hear from Frome Town Council’s Ranger Phil and Resilience Officer Jo, plus member Caroline will be talking all things about small ponds. There’ll be an opportunity to hear attendees’ top tips or questions too. The meeting will take place on Thursday 17th February, 1:30 – 2:30pm.
Next month’s meeting in March will see the group on location, as the Wild Bunch will visit a few sites on local interest in the Whatcombe area.
You can sign up to attend any of these gatherings by visiting the Wild Bunch sign up page.