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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