Category Archives: General Information

Enjoying the outdoors and being tick aware

Now we’re into the warm spring, it’s useful to know how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re exploring the countryside, local park or your garden. Only a small number of ticks are infected … Continue reading

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Post Storm Boardwalk Repair

After the last storm a month or so ago the Blackwater Valley rangers had a call of a broken section of boardwalk at Ash Green Meadows. I thought this would be a good test and some training for our regular … Continue reading

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Clearing the way at Ash Green Meadows

Before we went into lockdown and all volunteering tasks were sadly stopped, I was lucky enough to have a fantastic 24 volunteers at Ash Green Meadows . The main purpose was to clear the regeneration scrub in the wet meadows. … Continue reading

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Red Mason Bees Emerge for Easter

Over the Easter weekend I was delighted to see bees emerging from my bee houses in the garden, ready to pollinate the mighty 4ft apple trees. Solitary bees nest in cavities like hollow plant stems and beetle burrows, which make … Continue reading

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The happy hungry hedgehog!

I have had this chap visit my back garden over the last few nights. It was wonderful to see, especially as hedgehog numbers are declining in garden sightings. Below are some do’s and dont’s I found to help encourage these … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Access

Due to ongoing work at Swan Lake by the Swan Lake Fishing Syndicate access to the island is currently unavailable, with the footbridge and pathway closed for safety. This includes the clearance of trees, plus draining and digging out the … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme March 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this March 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Mar 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features fencing and scrub bashing. General task … Continue reading

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New Volunteer Programme February 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this February 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Feb 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features hedge laying, coppicing and seed sowing. … Continue reading

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First Volunteer Programme of 2020

Please click the link below to discover Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership’s programme of volunteer tasks this January 2020. BVCP Volunteer Task programme Jan 2020 What tasks are being run near you? This month features hedge laying and two trips to … Continue reading

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Wishing you a Welly Christmas

Yesterday our entire Blackwater Valley Team and 20 volunteers descended on the Wellington Monument for our famous Christmas task and BBQ. Despite the decidedly damp weather everyone was eager to get going. We cleared invasive trees and laurel to open … Continue reading

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