FC Nature Notes

August Animals

We have had a few fantastic wildlife sightings sent in to us over the last month! Firstly, frogs are still hopping around the gardens in the village, such as this example sent in by David Goodwin....

Dragonfly Exoskeleton

Thank you to Phil for sending us in this mesmerising photo of a dragonfly exoskeleton attached to the bottom of a leaf. What a shot! Phil told us that "Each year damselflies and dragonflies emerge...

Common Century at Black Rocks

A lovely Common Century flower found in field by Black Rocks by Linda Williams. Although not uncommon, the pink gentian has a lovely story. Linda told us that this flower was once used to control...

Jackdaw peak-a-boo

Councillor Julian Selman spotted a stunning jackdaw hidden in a tree trunk in Frampton. Did you know that jackdaws are a protected species in the UK? Read all about them over on the Wildlife Trust...

Pink Elephants in Frampton

Local resident, Phil Handy, has photographed a beautiful pink elephant hawk moth. Phil said: "In autumn they start to look for somewhere to pupate and we found one wandering across the lawn in...

Amphibians of Heather Avenue

The pond at Heather Avenue is full to bursting with amphibians this spring! Can you guess if they are frogs or toads? For some help identifying them, take a look at this ID guide by Froglife  How...

Frome Valley Fungus

One of our Parish Councillors, Linda Williams, has taken a great picture of what appears to be Elf Cup Fungus whilst out on the Frome Valley Walkway. Why "Elf" cup? Old tales from Europe told of...