Monthly Archives: February 2016

RSPB Youth Group invade Southwood

Today the Swiggles (Southwood volunteers) were joined by young people and their families from the RSPB Fleet Wildlife Explorers, with 33 people in all. We had a great task clearing invasive silver birch to open up the north heather glade. These … Continue reading

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Gerry’s Tractor time

I’ve been out at Gerry’s Copse today, scraping the mud off the path and widening it back to its full width. Over time the grass creeps across the track so we are making an effort to push it back at … Continue reading

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Parson’s Hill Spring Clean

Yesterday the volunteers and I headed out to Parson’s Hill in Aldershot, which forms part of the Wellesley Green Corridor. Following on from their previous tasks clearing invasive laurel and improving the visitor welcome, this time we stacked the brash … Continue reading

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Water Works on the Aqueduct

I went out with Ben, Jenny and the Volunteers to coppice some gorse and bramble on the access ramps by the Blackwater Valley Path at the Aqueduct, in Aldershot. To start with we used shears to cut down the straggly bramble and make it easier … Continue reading

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Terrific Trees

Today George, Ben, Steph and I, took the four large field maple trees to Rushmoor Bottom Car Park to be planted. On arrival, Steph and I headed out to do some litter picking in the woods, while the others got started … Continue reading

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Newts and alder thinning at Gerry’s Copse

The north exit from Gerry’s Copse has been cut back to improve the sight-lines, which make it a lot safer when we drive out on to Coleford Bridge Road. Student Laura from Merrist Wood College also joined us further south thinning out … Continue reading

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Muddy boots at Moor Green Lakes

On Sunday I dropped kit off for the volunteers working on Long Island, then armed with the leaf blower I cleared the footpath from the Colebrook Bird Hide to the River Blackwater Bridge. It was very welcome getting so many … Continue reading

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