Moofers moved for Moor Green Open Day

The last fortnight has been a hive of activity at Moor Green Lakes preparing for the Open Day. Yesterday volunteers and student Chris replaced the last 14 fence posts, so we could move the cows onto Grove Lake. We can now leave most gates open making it much easier for visitors on the guided walks. Volunteers also haycut the bird-feeder paddock and cut the paths.

The Free Open Day on Sunday 31st August lets you nose around the reserve and learn more about it’s wildlife including bird ringing, mammal survey, moths and pond dipping. The ringers are likley to have more birds to show visitors earlier on in the day. Please see the attached poster for more details.

Ranger Stuart

Shuffling cows

Shuffling cows

Student Chris learns fencing from the masters

Student Chris learns fencing from the masters

MGLG Open Day – 2014 poster

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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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