Monthly Archives: August 2013

More hay cutting antics – this time at Rowhill

Yesterday we trundled down to Rowhill to haycut 2/3 of the meadow. As we recruited both our motorscythes, Natasha who is on a student placement with us, got a chance to play on the machine (photo). The hay will be … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes Tern Raft

Back in February the Rangers and volunteers worked hard to install two restored tern rafts on one of the lakes at Moor Green.  After a long day, filled with wet mud, cold water, a ton of gravel and lots of … Continue reading

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Machine fun on the Covebrook

Chris and Steven got stuck into playing with hay-making machines on Thursday at Covebrook. We were working on the brook just south of Cove Road, near the Southwood Pavilion to promote wildflowers such as meadow sweet. The meadow was cut … Continue reading

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Waspy spiders and coppery butterflies

Steven and I trundled down to Hawley Meadows to pull out ragwort, a weed which is harmful to the cows. On our outing we were pleased to spot several striking wasp spiders and some small copper butterflies enjoying the sunshine. … Continue reading

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Thank You Letters

Back on Thursday 27th June (https://blackwatervalleycountryside.wordpress.com/2013/07/02/school-children-hunt-bugs-at-moor-green/) we had a school day at Moor Green Lakes with Finchampstead Primary School and recently we received a package in a post, filled with thank you letters written by the children.  It was a … Continue reading

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Covebrook Hay cut for wildflowers

On Tuesday our gaggle of keen volunteers hay-cut meadows along Covebrook by Blunden Hall. Volunteers from Cove Brook Greenway Group and Blackwater Valley, joined forces to improve the meadows. They used a motorscythe machine to cut the hay which was … Continue reading

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