Monthly Archives: December 2015

Laurel bashing at Parsons Hill

This week our hard working Blackwater Valley Volunteers were back at Parsons Hill to tackle the invasive laurel. Laurel is a non-native plant species which grows dense very rapidly. It outcompetes native species and reduces the biodiversity of our woodlands. By cutting, burning and applying … Continue reading

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Wonderous Wood Gnomes discovered at Ash Lock

Our industrious Wood Gnomes have been hard at work at Ash Lock, processing recycled timber returned from site, then cutting and splitting it ready to be sold as firewood. The profits are then fed back into conservation projects throughout the Blackwater Valley. Thank you to … Continue reading

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Volunteer Christmas Task

On Tuesday 30 of us descended on the Wellington Monument in Aldershot for our annual Christmas Volunteer Task and BBQ. It was great to get such a good turnout, with one group cutting and burning laurel at the top of … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree hunting families and wizards descend on Yateley Common

I’ve just returned from helping out Jean and the other Yateley Depot Rangers at Yateley Common, for their infamous Family Christmas Tree Hunt. We had a bumper turnout of 79 who set to work clearing invasive birch from the heathland, … Continue reading

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House building for shelducks

Today Jenny and our Trainee Mark joined us up at Moor Green Lakes to repair a shelduck box on Plover Island. Earlier this year we were very pleased to discover shelducks had nested in the box. A couple of months ago the original buried … Continue reading

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Field Vole Volunteers at Moor Green Lakes

We found a tame field vole at Moor Green Lakes which posed for the volunteers. Ranger Stuart

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Mooving Along At Tices Meadow

Have you seen there are now 10 Dexter cattle down at Tices Meadow?  They will be on site all winter, giving the grass a much needed shortening.  These cattle have grazed for us before up at Hawley Meadows, so if … Continue reading

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