Path cut at Heather Hill

Today we were lucky to be working in the shade of the trees at Heather Hill as the temperature reached 31 degrees!

Our volunteers still managed to get a fantastic before and after, even with very persistent ants nipping away at us.

In this heat please remember to put out a flat dish of water day and night for our local wildlife that are struggling in the current drought.

A huge thanks to Edmund, Matt, Mike, Paul and Eric for their help today on this scorcher of a day.

Assistant Ranger Bobbie.

 

 

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About blackwatervalleycountryside

The Blackwater Valley is located on the borders of Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire and runs for approximately 30km from the source near Aldershot, northwards to Swallowfield. At its confluence it joins the rivers Whitewater and Loddon. The Loddon eventually flows into the River Thames near Reading. Work in the Blackwater Valley is co-ordinated by the Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership on behalf of the local authorities that border the Valley. Despite being surrounded by urban development the Valley provides an important green corridor for local residents As well as the Blackwater Valley Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a small part of the Basingstoke Canal SSSI, three nature reserves within the Valley catchment and many other areas have been recognised for their ecological importance. The local planning authorities covering the Valley have designated 31 other areas as ‘Wildlife Sites’.
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