Category Archives: Sites

Widening The Walk

On Friday 15th September Bobbie, Jeremy and I headed down to Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to widen the boardwalk that leads off one side of the bridge next to the flash.  On Sunday 8th October the Wellesley 10k run will be … Continue reading

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Out with the Scrub and in with the Birds

For us here at Blackwater Valley, September marks the end of nesting bird season and the commencement of scrub clearance. This past week, the Moor Green Lakes Group volunteers have got off to a cracking start. Moor Green Lakes nature … Continue reading

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Rivers Week – would you like to get involved?

Next week we’re inviting volunteers to join us for two tasks to improve the river biodiversity, as part of the Loddon Catchment Rivers Week. We’ll be installing woody debris in the channel with some drier bank side work. On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Making Hay along the Cove Brook

Yesterday I headed out to Southwood Meadows, which is a stretch of wet meadows near the source of the Cove Brook by Hazel Avenue. I hay cut the northern drier end of the meadows  at a spritely 1.7mph. Despite the showers the mower did … Continue reading

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Car Park Make Over at Swan Lake

Having haycut the meadow last month, it was now time to turn out attention to the car park along with other public areas. There’s always plenty to do! The first task on the list was installing brand new bollards into … Continue reading

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Path Improvements at Hawley Meadows

This week Jenny and I have been catching up with the contractors who are working at Hawley Meadows. This exciting project sees a surfaced path created from the north to the south, which tackles the common historic problem of muddy … Continue reading

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Kennels Lane Meadow gets a Haircut!

On Tuesday 5th of September, our volunteers joined Bobbie and me at Kennels Lane Meadow for a spot of maintenance work. The aim of the day was to enhance the grassland habitat on the site. Continue reading

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