Monthly Archives: June 2016

Ragged-Robin in Southwood

Jenny, Katie and I just returned from Southwood Woodland where we had a full day mowing the paths and  strimming round the benches and signs. For a bit of variation Katie fixed a sign to our latest stag beetle stumpery, installed … Continue reading

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Quick Response Makes Huge Fallen Oak Safe

Last week Blackwater Valley staff and volunteers had to change their plans to respond to a huge oak that had fallen across the road at Rushmoor Bottom. On Monday the bin run commenced as usual with fairly calm weather and … Continue reading

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Dragons skimming by the Wellington Monument

Last week whilst working near the Wellington Monument in Aldershot, I spotted some interesting dragonflies. Several Keeled Skimmers were basking on a heath nearby. Typically of skimmers these small-medium dragonflies hold their wings forward when they rest and are easily missed. Both … Continue reading

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Showing the way at Rushmoor Bottom

Yesterday while some volunteers were helping Andrew on an emergency job clearing a large fallen oak, the other volunteers helped us out getting ready for a Talavera School Treasure Hunt. We installed a hand painted Wellesley Community Tree Sign in the Bourley … Continue reading

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Toddling Toad

At Blackwater Meadows at the weekend a scout spotted this small toad. Ranger Stuart

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When is a bin not a bin?

On our weekly Monday litter pick and bin emptying around the Wellesley Woodlands, we found this mess at the Wellington Monument. It appears the other 2  car park bins were too much of a walk for some visitors. Still it was … Continue reading

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Change to Volunteer Task tomorrow

The volunteer task tomorrow 21st June, has been changed.  Currently the river is too high at Hawley to pick balsam so we are relocating to Wellesley Woodlands in Aldershot.  Today we’ve had a very large oak tree fall across one of … Continue reading

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