Those of us campaigning to save this wonderful five acres of ancient parkland/ wood pasture, on the edge of Frome, are celebrating the announcement today that Mendip District Councils controlling Liberal group have decided to drop proposals for housing on the site. Thanks for all those who have supported the campaign for the continuing futures of amazing plants and animals of the site.
Walking around the field today, the star plant was Viola odorata (Sweet Violet), in both a dark violet form and a lilac form. (below)
There will be more news from Easthill in the future, but for now it is worth noting that our slogan of “Save the World One Field at a Time” still holds true. We (Friends of Easthill) would be happy to share strategies with others fighting in the UK and the World to save their own wild places for our irreplaceable shared biodiversity.