Tices Meadow Bio Blitz Bonanza!

On the last weekend of April Tices Meadow celebrated a fantastic weekend of surveying and celebrating biodiversity with their annual spring bio blitz. It was an absolute hit with over 80 visitors and 80 different species identified. The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all thanks to the lovely weather and the array of activities including bird watching, bird ringing, small mammal trapping, moth trapping and bat spotting. From the partnership George, Steve and I attended and were delighted with the buzz of activity and excitement.

For those who have not been to Tices Meadow before be sure to visit. The site is widely considered one of the best inland sites to watch birds in the southeast of England. It is located between Badshot Lea and Tongham in Surrey, on the southern outskirts of Aldershot.

Looking forward to next years!

Assistant Ranger Jenny

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About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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