Phew! What A View

It was a lovely, warm sunny day on Sunday when 24 Moor Green Lakes Group volunteers turned out to work on the reserve, including several new faces.

The main task was to clear the reeds from in front of Grove Lake hide. Also to clear in front of a nearby viewing slot and, time permitting, to clear some of the ever expanding crop of Silver Birch & Willow. This work provides expansive views of the lake, essential for viewing the winter visitors as well as the many resident birds.

Grove Hide View before

(Before) What lake?

Sadly, a vast array of cans, bottles and other rubbish had been posted through the viewing slot. Please take your rubbish home, broken glass is not good for wildlife or volunteers!

Tea and homemade biscuits were enjoyed by all and everyone went home tired but satisfied a job had been well done.

Grove Hide View After

(After) There it is!

If you fancy joining us next time the October Sunday work party meets on the 14th when clearing Tern Island is one of the tasks.

Come and try it, you may like it!

Moor Green Lakes Volunteer Task Leaders: Jane & Duncan

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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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