Monthly Archives: June 2014

Guides bash bracken

This evening a gaggle of 4th Cove Guides are bashing bracken at Southwood. The girls are doing a grand job taking out teenage angst, and student Dannie is leading the task. Ranger Stuart Advertisements

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Student experience of BVCP

Comments from one of our recent student volunteers; “Through my three weeks at Blackwater Valley Countryside, I took the role of assisting the rangers in their duties, ranging from strimming grass, brush cutting and helping out with the volunteers to … Continue reading

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Bracken bash & fritillary

Today the Southwood volunteers got stuck in bracken bashing to reduce the spread of this invasive species. A jaffa cake fuelled Louise really took to hitting the bracken with a big stick. A guide gaggle will be along on Wednesday … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Ragwort

Yesterday 11 volunteers and 2 students joined me at Hawley Meadows to pull ragwort from the triangular field just north of the concrete bridge.  Working together they combed the field from top to bottom and back again, working with lazy … Continue reading

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North Camp Fair – 14 June 2014

The Trust and Partnership showed off their new branded gazebo and feather flags at North Camp’s day for the community, and a very successful day it was too for the Trust, recruiting nine new members including local MP Sir Gerald … Continue reading

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Buzzy bee gate

Josh, Aaron and I have just finished installing a new gate at Hawley Meadows, which will allow access for  Fleet Bee Keepers to place hives on site. Ranger Stuart

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Students learn machines

Josh and Aaron from Sparsholt College are with us for three weeks and have been learning to use the bcs motorscythe and strimmer. Ranger Stuart

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