Wellesley Wildlife Wander

This morning, armed with sweep nets, bug pots and a fairy sheet, I led a family wildlife walk exploring Wellesley Woodlands. It was a lovely, crisp & sunny day discovering all the work our volunteers and rangers do to promote wildlife. The walk was well received…

“Thoroughly enjoyable morning spent with Stuart. Very informative, great for children and adults alike. Nice to learn about what’s on our doorstep! Big thank you”, Deborah.

“We had a wonderful woodland walk and learned a lot of fascinating facts about the area. Would highly recommend this walk for adults and children alike. Thank you!”, Zoe.

Animal Signs at Wellington Statue

Along the walk we paused to nose at some of the evidence of animals, including a squirrel drey and these animal skulls which I had found on an earlier walk. Do you know which two species they are from?

Senior Ranger Stuart

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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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