Monthly Archives: October 2015

SGN and BV Volunteers improve habitat for goats and birds

Yesterday 30 of us descended on Long Island at Moor Green Lakes for a mammoth task. Our regular volunteers were joined by 12 colleagues from SGN, who bravely ferried our kit over the floating pontoon to set up camp at … Continue reading

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Students cutting BV Path in Finchampstead

On Friday students Adam B and Adam G, joined Mark, Laura and I to cut back the Blackwater Valley Path by Moor Green Lakes. Overhanging trees had developed a distinct low canopy to the path which was difficult for volunteers … Continue reading

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Banking for beetles and orchids

Yesterday the volunteers and I joined Bernard from the BVC Trust to clear a beetle bank at Grant’s Moor South, just east of Farnborough North Station. It was great to clear another section to extend the south-facing bank with bare … Continue reading

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Young People explore Blackwater Meadows

On Friday we were joined by six young people from the Award Programme, a scheme run by Hampsire Futures which draws together four key service areas within Hampshire County Council’s Children’s Services. The young people who are not in employment, education and training, … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes sunny task

At the weekend I helped out on Peter’s task to clear invasive scrub at Moor Green Lakes, which restored the south-facing wildflower bank. As visitors walk down from the car park it also provides a great view in to the reserve. … Continue reading

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Chainsaws and chipper at Kennels Lane Meadow

Today volunteers Chris and Mike joined Mark, Laura and I to tackle the larger invasive willows at Kennels Lane Meadow near Southwood. We have been hay-cutting and removing invasive scrub from this meadow for a few years, and it’s great … Continue reading

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Boats, goats and cows at Moor Green Lakes

For the last couple of Wednesdays our new student Alex has helped us out at Moor Green Lakes; repairing cow fencing by the bird-feeder-paddock, weeding the tern rafts and rowing over to check on our Long Island goats. Ranger Stuart

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Something’s A Coming To A Wood Near You

As part of the work being done for Wellesley Woodlands, Nick Speakman of 3DWood, has been toiling away for us, carving new features to go across the sites.  Today Joe Heath from the Land Trust and I went over to Nick’s … Continue reading

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Messing About at Hawley Meadows

What a lovely day to be messing about in the river at Hawley Meadows! Ben, Mark and I were lucky enough to spend it putting stepping stones, kindly donated by the Harleyford quarry at Eversley, into the River Blackwater. Inviting … Continue reading

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