Monthly Archives: August 2016

Bats and Bins in Wellesley Woodland

Last Monday the usual Wellesley bin run was done by Stuart and I. We got 40 bags of rubbish! Filling our biggest trailer. It was good to see people using the bins. Especially the recycling section. However it wasn’t all … Continue reading

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Successful reed planting at Grant’s Moor

Yesterday Stu, Bernard and I headed out to Grant’s Moor South. It’s fantastic to see how the vegetation in the southern pond become established after all our hard work. Back in March we ran a joint task with the BVC Trust … Continue reading

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Completion of Shawfield Track.

Yesterday The team and I completed laying the 80 tons of type 1 hard core to the old muddy track at Shawfield. I think the end results are very good compared to what it was like last winter. while on … Continue reading

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Toads and Fences

Today Mike, Chris, Paul and I have been cutting paths and hay on the Covebrook at West Heath Road, complete with a friendly toad. After lunch we headed over to Southwood Woodland to replace vandalised fence rails at two entrances. … Continue reading

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My Work Experience with Blackwater Valley

Having spent the last 10 months with the BVCP for one day per week, whilst at Merrist Wood College, I have cleared paths, hedge cut, strimmed grass, installed picnic tables and litter bins, used my chainsaw qualification, split logs, built … Continue reading

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Making hay while the sun shines in Sandhurst

Yesterday Jenny and thirteen volunteers joined us at Blackwater Reach, a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) meadow on the Blackwater Valley Path by Sandhurst Memorial Park. Sue led a group of volunteers to construct a stag beetle stumpery, the 23rd … Continue reading

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Pilgrims Meadow Hay Cut.

On Tuesday 9th August I was lucky enough to be joined by the BVCV group cutting the Meadow at Pilgrims by the Shepherd and flock roundabout. There was a really good turnout for this task with 11 Volunteers, this really helped … Continue reading

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