Monthly Archives: November 2017

A Trainee’s Testimony

I am currently doing my work placement in BVCP, which formed part of my Hampshire Futures traineeship plus project from Hampshire County Council. The staff of Blackwater Valley are very¬†welcoming¬†throughout my placement and they are supportive and patient¬†teaching me skills … Continue reading

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Pretty in Purple

Stu and I have been out in Wellesley this week doing tree inspections and whilst looking at the base of a dual stem tree, hidden in the leaves, we found this beauty. This is Carabus problematicus, identifiable by the ridged … Continue reading

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Roboteers Start Your Engines

Now breeding bird season has officially come to its end we have been making plans to cut back unwanted scrub. At Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve the banks of the lakes are prone to being taken over by bramble. This … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Task Programme for December

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme December 2017  

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Constructing a Fine Fence

The next construction task we undertook at Southwood Woodland last month was to repair a boundary fence. The fence off Kennel’s Lane in Farnborough had been driven into several times, enough to destroy a section of it. So the volunteers … Continue reading

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Excavating A New Habitat

At Southwood Woodland this past month we have undertaken two construction tasks. The first task was to install a new pond in the main grassland glade as part of the agreed management plan for the woodland. The pond will add … Continue reading

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Rushmoor Bottom Glade

On Thursday the 2nd the volunteer team and I headed out to the heathland glade in Rushmoor Bottom (near the firing wall). We cut down trees and vegetation encroaching on the glade as well as sow seeds into the surrounding … Continue reading

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