Not so long ago……

 Construction crane

..the above scene was familiar for some months from the centre of Wombourne, and visible from the Wom Brook Walk. Taken in February 2007, it shows the crane used during the building of Wom Brook Court.

Windows along the Brook

window by the picnic benches

Access points which allow walkers to see the Brook from various points along the pathway during the spring and summer have recently been cut along sections of the stream running through the centre of Wombourne.

Certain species of wild flowers and known water vole nesting sites  have deliberately been left uncut.

The photograph above was taken looking downstream (west) from the picnic benches. To the right of the photo, the normal height of the vegetation can be seen (averaging 30 cm in height).

Successful Spring Watch event

Aprl 2010 Spring Watch

This first ever event for the Friends of Wom Brook was staged in Wombourne Library, located in the Community centre.

The Friends Group would like to thank the  library staff for their support, and amongst others the RSPB, Staffordshire Wildlife Group, Staffordshire Police, Paul Wilkinson (Amphibians group), the BAT Trust, and Birmingham University.

There was also a resident cartoonist, who passed on some of his many talents to all ages.

In particular, the Friends Group would like to thank the younger members who ran an innovative competition to spot the water vole.

If a contributing group to the event have been missed out, please let us know via the comment section below, so that they can be included.