Goat antics at Moor Green Lakes

Yesterday the volunteers headed out to Long Island at Moor Green Lakes. It was a ‘kitchen sink’ task, as we had to pack lots of kit including the boat, so we could set up the pontoon as our temporary wobbly bridge. The gang set to work clearing the scrub to open up the island for over-wintering wildfowl, focusing on the western end by the hide and viewing screen. There was a cracking fire (plenty to cook my steak on), using cut saplings and brash left over from contractors who had cleared larger trees on the island. Andrew befriended a sociable / hungry goat at tea break, giving a rather silly photo. A big thank you to all the 22 hard working volunteers, including three from local company AdMore.

Ranger Stuart

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The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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2 Responses to Goat antics at Moor Green Lakes

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Stuart for allowing us to come along, put our wellies on and ‘slash and burn’ your beautiful countryside. It was a pleasure to be able to help out and genuinely feel that we were helping you and your team out in your quest to maintain the land. We hope to be there again next year and bring more of us along next time. Thanks

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