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The benefits of taking photographs to identify insects

They say that the largest group of insects- indeed of all animals- is beetles. Sometimes wandering down the Blackwater Valley one wonders if in fact the largest group are large, irritatingly conspicuous, and unrecognizable ones. ¬†What are they? Luckily we … Continue reading

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Cutting the way

On Thursday 12 July I was joined by Paul, Mike, Eric, Matt and Ed at Chalk Farm, Wellesley Woodlands to cut back the paths and remove brambles from around the saplings planted roughly 4 years ago.  Matt, Ed and Mike … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme July 2018

BVCP Volunteer Task Programme July 2018

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Student’s Skills Developed

  My name is Adam and I am a Trainee from Hampshire Futures and am volunteering here with Blackwater Valley in order to gain experience and skills for a prosperous career. At Blackwater Valley I have learnt and exercised many … Continue reading

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Survival Shelters

Last week I took some year 4 pupils from Talavera Junior School out into Rushmoor Bottom to learn about survival. The pupils got stuck in to¬†experimenting with building different shelters in the woodlands out of sticks, moss and leaves. Later … Continue reading

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Can you guess which wildflower?

Spring has sprung and even with this changeable weather our local wildflowers have made a beautiful showing. Here are a few species that can be found in the Blackwater Valley. Can you guess what they are? Answers to follow next … Continue reading

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