Monthly Archives: July 2016

Butterfies abound at Moor Green Lakes

Peter met us last week at Moor Green Lakes for our annual Summer walkabout to discuss the priorities for our volunteer tasks over the next year. It was a lovely day to be out and see the results of everyones … Continue reading

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Volunteer Programme – Hot off the press

Here’s our new shiny volunteer task programme Volunteer task programme Aug to Oct 2016 Ranger Stuart

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Cutting of Manor Farm and Moor Green Paths

Thursday I was joined by Assistant Ranger Jenny and Trainee assistant Katie to finish off our cutting of the Blackwater Valley Path which runs along side the Moor Green Lakes and Manor Farm. Although it was a hot day I think everyone … Continue reading

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Fly-tipping at Hawley Meadows

Unfortunately here at Blackwater the amount of fly-tipping across the valley has increased significantly this summer. Below is a photo of the most recent found at Hawley Meadows. We aim to remove fly-tipping from our sites as soon as we … Continue reading

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Barn Owls flourish in the Valley

Last week Jenny and I carried out follow up checks on the breeding barn owls that we found on our initial Wokingham nest box survey in June. We were joined by Colin, Katy and Colin Shawyer (the Barn Owl Conservation Network  Coordinator for UK … Continue reading

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The Logic Group Hay Cut Hollybush Hill

Last Wednesday 12 volunteers from The Logic Group lent their hands to a spot of hay cutting. The day began with beautiful sunshine. Kit was unloaded from truck and trailer and everyone pitched in to carry it all over the pedestrian … Continue reading

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My last few days……..

As my last few days as a trainee ranger are approaching, I feel I have gained a lot of experience. Both in countryside management and in personal development skills, such as communicating with other people. This opportunity has allowed me … Continue reading

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Brookfields/Shawfield bridge closure

The bridge over the river between Aldershot and Ash will be shut from Monday 18th to Sunday 24th as it is being replaced.  Some of the surrounding footpaths may be temporarily shut for access. Please see the map for alternative routes. … Continue reading

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Hot Rangers model yellow suits

Part of our work at this time of the year is to spray off Japanese Knotweed as it is an invasive species that tends to out compete our native flora.  For us that means full protective suits and rigorous cleaning … Continue reading

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Aqueduct Antics

Today the volunteers joined us and Stu B. to cut back the Blackwater Valley Path through Lakeside Nature Reserve and over the Aqueduct of the Basingstoke Canal.  It was great to have so much help cutting back the paths and … Continue reading

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