Monthly Archives: July 2017

Amber Alert: Shelducks Nesting!

Two years ago, we here at Blackwater Valley set about repairing a nesting box for our local Shelduck community, anĀ amber status bird native to the UK. Recently, we have discovered confirmation that the box has been used by the birds … Continue reading

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Read All About It!

Last Friday, volunteer Jeremy joined Assistant Ranger Sam and I to install a brand new information board at Swan Lake Park. This brand new board is located by the new housing development entrance and will welcome everyone onto the site. … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update – Moor Green Lakes

As some of you may have noticed the Grove Lake Hide was vandalized a few weeks back and as well as breaking the door handle and some of the viewing hatches, the corrugated roofing was torn off in places. Adrian … Continue reading

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Meadows Maintained

Today the volunteers joined Jenny and I at Hawley Meadows for some Willow sapling removal. We removing the saplings to prevent trees taking over the site and shading out the meadow. Maintaining the diversity that the mix of woodlands and … Continue reading

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Finding the Silver Lining

Here at Blackwater Valley, you never know what you’re going to come across when you take a wander through our many sites. Beautiful flora and fauna can be found at every turn and during a recent task over at Southwood … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update

As the summer weather appeared so did the Himalayan Balsam so the Moor Green Lake volunteers have scheduled a few extra work parties to clear this invasive plant. In our first work party in June we concentrated on clearing the … Continue reading

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Scout and About!

On the 1st of July, the scouts and I set out to remove oak saplingsĀ from the meadow. If left, these saplings will become fully grown trees and take over the site. This causes a loss in meadowland and a loss … Continue reading

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