This aspect of the Wom Brook is viewed looking downstream in a westerly direction, towards the point where the Wom Brook completes its journey through Wombourne, where the Bridgnorth Road ( B 4176) passes above it.
At this particular section, the Brook flow has slowed, compared with where it commences its journey through the village (under the A449). This reduction in flow is clearly evidenced in the above photograph by the increased amount of plant life that has become established in and along this particular stretch. These colonies of plants not only provide a constant source of oxygen for the water, but also provide shelter and a habitat for a rich variety of small animal life.
Seldom is a walk along the disused Railway Track dull or repetitive. There is often something new to see. Perhaps it is the regular, repetitive act of walking, running or cycling along the track that induces a sense of familiarity, and anything that wasnï¿½__t there previously alerts the subconscious to the very presence of a different plant, or the sudden movement in the undergrowth caused by a foraging bird.
Squirrels and wood pigeons are an all too common sight, but attest to the ï¿½__healthï¿½__ of the particular environment that surrounds us.
Few cannot be amazed by the gradual changes that occur along both the Brook and the Railway Walk throughout the year, in keeping with the different seasons. Particularly striking recently was this splash of red (see the photograph above) prominent amongst the predominant greens of the trees lining the Railway Walk. Although other trees are starting to shed their leaves, this particular tree is most noticeable due to the striking flame red colour of its leaves.
Thursday 2nd Working Party
Saturday 4th Working Party
Working Parties involve litter collection / plant and animal habitat management. Please bring gloves.
All work parties and events 10am-12 noon. Meet Gravel Hill picnic benches unless otherwise stated
Saturday 11th Family Event PRIZE-GIVING for the winning WILD ART
Entries + Mystery Animal Man
MEET at METHODIST CHURCH