Spring is here

Spring has definitely sprung now!  Blossom is filling the air with white and pink.  All manner of animals are emerging and setting about getting into the swing of spring.  We have just watched a Blue Tit in our yard trying to pluck fabric off a bungee.  Boing!

Blossom at Gerry's Copse

Blossom at Gerry’s Copse

Field Mouse at Moor Green Lakes

Field Mouse at Moor Green Lakes

Slow Worm eating a worm at Moor Green Lakes

Slow Worm eating a worm at Moor Green Lakes

Many thanks to Chris for the photos of the Gerry’s and Field Mouse, and Bernard for the photo of the Slow Worm.

Assistant Ranger Laura

About blackwatervalleycountryside

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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