Monthly Archives: September 2015

Mitie Muscles at Hawley Meadows

Today we headed over to Hawley Meadows to remove a redundant gate and cut back 200m of scrub which was overhanging the fence line and blocking the path. It was also great to have the help of three colleagues from … Continue reading

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Dragonflies Hawking at Moor Green Lakes

Whilst out dragonfly surveying at the weekend, I managed to get a photo of a tame female migrant hawker basking on an oak near Colebrook Hide. Ranger Stuart    

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Logical tree felling in Southwood

“On Friday we were joined by volunteers from the Logic Group in Fleet for a meadow clearance project in Southwood Woodland. Trees felled [to open up the meadow] included willow, silver birch and oak which were processed for burning and small log … Continue reading

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Paddling at Royal Oak Valley

Yesterday unperturbed by the heavy rain seven hardy volunteers, Laura and I descended on Royal Oak Valley in Yateley. Working with Nick from Hart Rangers we waded through the mud to hay cut the wet meadow and cut back the overhanging … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows

It was my pleasure to be back with the Blackwater Valley team this morning with my Thames Basin Heaths hat on. I’m working on a partnership project to build a summer stepping stones crossing at Hawley Meadows. Andrew and I have … Continue reading

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Students Spot Lizard and Galling Oak

Down at Kennel’s Lane Meadow SSSI last week I was joined by three of our new students; Adam, Alan and Oscar. Together we hay-cut the meadow and spotted some interesting wildlife; a common lizard and strange shaped growths on a oak … Continue reading

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Wellesley Woodlands Festival

Join us for a fun-filled family afternoon to officially open Wellesley Woodlands.  Remember to wrap up warm and wear your wellies! Date: Saturday 14th November Time: 12-4pm Place: Rushmoor Bottom, Duke’s Wod, Claycart Road, Aldershot (next to the Wellington statue)  … Continue reading

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