Monthly Archives: February 2015

Meadow view improved at Southwood

The Southwood volunteers have been hard at work cutting back invasive willow to open up the meadow glade. One large limb had fallen to hang precariously over a bench. Mick, Mike and Peter took up the challenge to fell the … Continue reading

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Sunny hedge laying at Moor Green

On Tuesday the volunteers joined Laura and I to lay the last section of hedge to Colebrook Hide at Moor Green Lakes. We also built a dead hedge to screen off the lake whilst the living hedge grows up. Thank … Continue reading

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Protecting the Blackwater

In September 2012 the River Blackwater suffered a pollution incident and we were involved in helping to Environment Agency reach the river to provide emergency aeration.  Whilst this incident should never have happened, then end result was a good one.  … Continue reading

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Snaky Lane Tasks in March

Want to get out in March and do some conservation work?  Why not come down to Snaky Lane and join the volunteers for a day?  Click on the link below for more information. Snaky Tasks in March

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Improved access to Queen Elizabeth Park

The volunteers have been hard at work at Queen Elizabeth Park which lies just north of Farnborough Station. This old parkland has lots of mature beech and oak trees, but has become swamped in laurel and rhododendron which surpresses the native … Continue reading

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Fleet Wildlife Explorers at Southwood

On Sunday my colleague Ben hosted a gaggle of volunteers from the Fleet Wildlife Explorers. Everyone mucked in to help cut invasive birch to open up the main meadow in Southwood Woodland. Marshmallow toasting over the fire proved a very popular way to unwind … Continue reading

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Sunny bank for insects created at Grant’s Moor

The Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust commissioned the BVCP to help create an invertebrate bank on a South facing slope at Grant’s Moor South on Friday 6th February. While the staff, Stuart and Ben, tackled the larger scrub with chainsaw and … Continue reading

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