Monthly Archives: March 2019

Big Valley Ramble

Sign up for Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust’s (BVCT) third Big Valley Ramble on Sunday 28 April and you will visit some of the most delightful scenery that Berkshire has to offer. There are two distances, five miles or 11 miles … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme April 2019

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks in April 2019. Now the bird are beginning to nest, the cutting and burning tasks will be reduced. This month features Spring cleaning and construction … Continue reading

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The trees are alive with the sound of … buzzing?

Honeybees are out in force on the blossoms of Goat Willow (Salix caprea) down at Ash Green Meadows. Willow is a useful nectar source for bees early in the season before leaf burst, which is just getting underway with Poplar … Continue reading

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Flash of Orange

Yesterday Jenny and I spotted an interesting moth at Southwood Woodland. It’s an Orange Underwing (Archiearis parthenias), a stunning little moth which exposes it’s bring orange hindwings when it flies. Keep your eyes peeled this March and April as it’s … Continue reading

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Stag-gering school for wildlife

On Saturday I joined parents, children and teachers at North Farnborough Infant School to rejuvenate their tired wildlife garden. The volunteers got stuck into weaving and replanting a willow igloo and creating a tower of pallets for minibeasts. Each class … Continue reading

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