Join the Adder survey

Join the Adder survey

Would you like to help survey adders on the hills? The Quantock Landscape Partnership Scheme is running a free training day on Saturday 17 March at Crowcombe Village Hall.  As part of the Partnership’s legacy, the Friends of the Quantocks …

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Hair Ice and Needle Ice

Hair Ice and Needle Ice

With the recent colder weather there have been a number of sightings of beautiful hair ice on the Quantocks.  It is associated with the presence of the fungus Exidiopsis effusa within decomposing wood. The fungus has a component which stabilises the ice in the hair …

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Loss of Hedgerows From Quantock Farmland

Loss of Hedgerows From Quantock Farmland

While the Landscape Partnership Scheme celebrates hedgerows with wildlife surveys, organises hedge maintenance courses and has been giving substantial grants for planting traditional mixed hedgerows people are generally shocked to learn not only that ancient farm hedges have been recently …

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Vehicle Damage on Quantock Common

Vehicle Damage on Quantock Common

There has been an increase in casual nocturnal off-roading on both sides of the Stowey – Crowcombe Road with considerable damage around the Dead Woman’s Ditch Car Park. That is in addition to the damage caused by an all night …

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