Monthly Archives: December 2016

A fence to far

In the run up to Christmas the volunteers joined Charlotte and I for a sunny task at Moor Green Lakes. As you walk down from the car park the fence on the left hand side was showing it’s age, and … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice

Great news, the days are now getting longer again over the Blackwater Valley….

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Moor Green Lakes Volunteers go to Plover Island

Last Sunday the Moor Green Lakes volunteers had their last work party of 2016 – what a good turnout and result! After herding the Belted Galloways away from the pontoon we set up camp on the island and Jon ran … Continue reading

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Christmas Task

On Tuesday all 34 of us descended on the Wellington Monument in Rushmoor Bottom in Aldershot for our annual Christmas Task and BBQ. With so many willing helpers (including four Special Protected Area Wardens) we were able to clear a … Continue reading

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Adroit Tractor Training

Jenny, I and Jo from the Yateley Team of Hampshire County Council have been training on our shared tractors, first on the baby Kubota then on to the much bigger Massey. The latter is rather daunting since the front loader … Continue reading

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New Paths to Darby Green Pond

Last week Jenny led our second task to Darby Green Pond, where the volunteers and rangers opened up the paths with our chainsaws and chipper. Darby Green Pond is a new project for us, working closely with Yateley Town Council … Continue reading

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Great Crested Newts in Hawley

Earlier this year Francesca Dunn from the Freshwater Habitats Trust took volunteers Sue, George and Adam, as well as Andrew and I along to survey for Great Crested Newts. The survey was part of a nationwide PondNet project run by the Trust. We used eDNA … Continue reading

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Meandering Mouse

On the Southwood task a baby mouse arrived to lend a hand. Ranger Stuart  

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Belted Galloways by Sunset

Dusk at Moor Green Lakes can be very pretty, and this week was no exception with the orange-infused lake reflections. Also some of our cattle wandered along to say hello, including this friendly Belted Galloway with it’s distinctive curly coat … Continue reading

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