Monthly Archives: July 2015

Ragwort Ramblings

Rhys and Kristian have been helping us pull up ragwort in the Surrey Field and Prior’s Meadow, which form the southern two fields of Hawley Meadows. We needed to remove this invasive weed before the meadows are cut for hay, … Continue reading

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A massive thank you to all our volunteers

Last night we hosted our infamous Summer BBQ to say a great big thank you to all our volunteers. It was fantastic to chat with so many volunteers from groups spread throughout the Blackwater Valley. Ranger Stuart

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Finchampstead path cutting

Over the last 3 days, Rhys, Kristian and I have been busy up at Moor Green Lakes and Manor Farm cutting back and mowing the paths. I thought it was taking a long time, until I worked out there’s a … Continue reading

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Wood Gnomes Strike Again

Last Friday the Wood Gnomes were back in the yard again, processing more rails to build up our stock ready for later in the year.  Tony and Andrew finished building the second bay for the wood store before lunch and … Continue reading

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Dragons laying eggs in the valley

Swan Lake Park is alive with dragonflies, like this female emperor laying individual eggs into the weed. The blue abdomen is a more unusual variant that resembles the blue & green male, rather than the more familiar all green females. There are … Continue reading

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