I, on the other hand, am not proficient with a net so I was in charge of holding and opening the killing jar whenever she netted a bee. During the collection period she caught several bees while I noted the wide variety of wildflowers in the wire zone common milkweed, evening primrose, whorled loosestrife, goldenrod and other native plants such as sweetfern, spreading dogbane, Virginia creeper, dewberry, and hay scented fern. But most of the bees we collected were nectaring on the beds and beds of blooming non native daisies brought from Europe centuries ago..
Two hundred bed student block on Pickfords site gets go ahead second time aroundBut one councillor slammed the proposal for the Lower Bristol Road site as ‘a rather dull and somewhat forbidding building’06:00, 17 NOV 2017Updated08:40, 17 NOV 2017An artistic impression of the proposed 204 bedroom student block at 34 35 Lower Bristol Road currently occupied by Pickfords (Image: Rocke Associates) Get Daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailMore than 200 student bedrooms are to be built on a site in central Bath after a revised plan was approved by a council committee.The plan to replace Lower Bristol Road storage and removals firm Pickfords with accommodation won outline permission on Wednesday (November 15).It was not a unanimous vote, however, and Councillor Jasper Becker (Cons, Widcombe) felt the proposal was to create a ‘rather dull and somewhat forbidding building’.The application by site landlords Eagle One Estates was heard by Bath and North East Somerset Council’s development management committee at the Guildhall.Committee chair Councillor Sally Davis (Cons, Farmborough) said: “It was felt that it was compliant with policy.”They had done work on the detail the windows, the brickwork to a lighter colour.”They (councillors) felt the details had reduced the effect of the mass and bulk [of the block].”Student homes are to be built at the Pickfords siteIn May the committee rejected an application by Eagle One. Mr Becker described the proposal a “depressing and dismal design” which is “ugly” and “prison like”.On the second time of asking, he was among a minority of panel members who voted against the revised plan.Despite the proposed building being reduced in height by 38cm, Mr Becker said the amendments did not go far enough.Student forcibly removed after scientist tells University of Bath boss to ‘move on’He told the Chronicle: “If you read the officer’s report, a lot of people who have commented share my view.”They were very disappointed that the design, which is almost identical to the one a few months ago, was passed.”I think the many other people who contributed their views thought the developers should have made a much bigger effort to improve the quality of their architectural design.Recap: Bath and North East Somerset Council announce 300 job losses in email to staff”There were some small improvements but not big enough. I still think it’s a rather dull and somewhat forbidding building.”It’s very prominent.