Monthly Archives: April 2015

Pre-school children discover Mr Toad

Parents and twenty children from Southwood Family Pre-School have been exploring the woodland today.  Clutching pictures of animals to find, they spotted butterflies then turned over logs unearthing bugs and beasties. Some children carefully held a large black beetle, with Mr Toad proving … Continue reading

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Snaky Lane May Task

Snaky Task May 10th Please download the poster for further information if you’d like to come join the volunteers.

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It’s nearly Walk the Path so…

… the Tuesday Volunteers were out in force to litterpick the northern end of the Blackwater Valley Path.  Sarah took one group from Sandhurst Memorial to Horseshoe Lake, I took another from Horseshoe Lake to the Tally Ho Pub and … Continue reading

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Chainsaw felling dangerous Southwood trees

We’ve been out chainsawing at Southwood Woodland to fell the hazardous trees that were identified in our tree survey last month. Sarah and I were joined by Tobias, a Merrist Wood student now armed with his chainsaw qualification and protective … Continue reading

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Painting a Picture

On Wednesday Sarah and I were at Hawley installing a picture of a painting commissioned from a Hampshire artist, Cathy Guerin.  We wanted to produce an image of Hawley Meadows to encompass all its beautiful elements and leave visitors with … Continue reading

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Snaky Snakes

As may you know Snaky Lane is home to a couple of reptile species, although that’s not how the site got its name.  You may have spotted what look like discarded pieces of corrugated iron and roofing felt dotted around … Continue reading

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Aqueduct Spring Clean of the BV Path

Yesterday the volunteers did a grand job cutting back the BV Path ramps  where it approaches either side of the aqueduct over the A331. Tony Elston led a team who removed a section of redundant fencing, then recycled the rails to replace 16 … Continue reading

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