Recent News Articles

Article for Parish Magazines 03/16

Article for Parish Magazines 03/16

The variety of the Quantocks never fails to surprise. A recent survey of fungi on the hills discovered 142 different species with a number of rare or interesting ones. Perhaps not many of us are that interested in fungi but it underlines the great diversity of the Quantocks and the need to be constantly aware of the delicate eco-systems that make it up. At [...] Read more

Renovation of a Quantock Pond

Renovation of a Quantock Pond

By Keith Edwards The pond on Woodlands Hill, in the parish of Holford and owned by the National Trust, is believed to be a mediaeval stock pond. In the last 30 years it has become increasingly dry in the summer to the point that frogs have only bred successfully about once every 5/6 years. I saw the announcement of the Greater Quantock Landscape Development [...] Read more

The FoQ Spring Newsletter

The FoQ Spring Newsletter

Members should have received their Spring Newsletter in the post, together with the updated FoQ Directory of Business Members. People say it's worth joining the Friends for the Newsletter alone. It's full of articles of Quantockian interest - wildlife, conservation projects, a poet and a painter as well as reports on our routine work. This is the contents: [...] Read more