Category Archives: Conservation

Ash Green Meadow Access

Recently I have been lucky enough to have had the BVCP (Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership) volunteers with me at our new S.A.N.G (Suitable alternative Natural Greenspace) site at Ash Green Meadows. The main purpose for the two tasks was to re … Continue reading

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The First Signs of Success

Whilst out chipping with Assistant Ranger Matt and Student Josh we stumbled across some fresh new spring growth peaking through the woodland floor in Puckridge, Wellesley Woodlands.  These signs of life are from the hard work Ranger Jenny and the … Continue reading

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Prickly Problem Becomes Princely Prize

On the 19th March the BVC Volunteers joined Matt, Stu and I in the car park at the junction of Queen’s Avenue and Prince’s Avenue, Aldershot to tackle an overgrown, long neglected hawthorn hedge that borders an MOD car park. … Continue reading

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Enterprising Equines

On Dartmoor mounted rangers have worked for several years, where they clear the military live firing ranges of livestock and people, to ensure everyone is safe. At Blackwater Valley we’re always looking for innovative ways to increase our sustainability, like … 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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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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