Category Archives: Conservation

Volunteer Leader Update – Moor Green Lakes

As some of you may have noticed the Grove Lake Hide was vandalized a few weeks back and as well as breaking the door handle and some of the viewing hatches, the corrugated roofing was torn off in places. Adrian … Continue reading

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Meadows Maintained

Today the volunteers joined Jenny and I at Hawley Meadows for some Willow sapling removal. We removing the saplings to prevent trees taking over the site and shading out the meadow. Maintaining the diversity that the mix of woodlands and … Continue reading

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Finding the Silver Lining

Here at Blackwater Valley, you never know what you’re going to come across when you take a wander through our many sites. Beautiful flora and fauna can be found at every turn and during a recent task over at Southwood … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update

As the summer weather appeared so did the Himalayan Balsam so the Moor Green Lake volunteers have scheduled a few extra work parties to clear this invasive plant. In our first work party in June we concentrated on clearing the … Continue reading

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Scout and About!

On the 1st of July, the scouts and I set out to remove oak saplings from the meadow. If left, these saplings will become fully grown trees and take over the site. This causes a loss in meadowland and a loss … Continue reading

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Tea Break Flutters By

Yesterday I went for a stroll in our front garden at Ash Lock Cottage, a patch of grass just bigger than a tennis court, that we manage as a wildflower hay meadow. I discovered a hidden Field Vole (Microtus agrestis), a Brown Hawker Dragonfly (Aeshna … Continue reading

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Fun at Farnborough Gate

On our Tuesday task it was my first official time leading the volunteer task, and how lucky I was to have such a fantastic team, Although 2 of them almost got lost ! As you can see from the pictures below, … Continue reading

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