Category Archives: Sites

Wildflower Wonderland

This year the BVC Trust began a major project to improve the understory of our woodlands across the valley. As they are, the floor of our woodlands is mostly comprised of bramble and nettles due to a lack of connectivity … Continue reading

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Claycart Mission – Search and destroy Laurel and Robina

Our Thursday task this week was based at Claycart were there have been invasive species sneaking their way out over time, so we set our volunteers on them !     First off we started removing the Robina, which took … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows Power Planting

Mid-autumn is the perfect time to sow wildflower seeds and that’s just what we have been doing here at Blackwater Valley. At the beginning of October, I was joined by BVC Trustees Bernard and Chris and volunteers Edmund, Jeremy and … Continue reading

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Riding the Hogs Back

Last week, when we hired the roboflail again, Bobbie and I headed out to mow the remaining slopes and road verges on the Surrey Hills, which straddle the Hogs Back south of Tongham. We look after lots of small parcels … Continue reading

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Ghoulish Grants Moor, MWA HAHA

It wasn’t that bad really, but had to get a Halloween pun in there somewhere. Yesterday our team of volunteers managed a small patch of heathland in Grants Moor for our reptile friends, and we had a massive team of 20 people ! Good … Continue reading

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Hectic Halloween at Lakeside 

Today Sam & I are bug hunting with families at the Lakeside Halloween Event in Ash, hosted by the Community Wardens at Guildford Borough Council. It’s been a busy day with over 600 visitors carving pumpkins and exploring the Local Nature Reserve. Acting … Continue reading

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Prince of Culverts

Stu and I headed out to Princes Avenue on the 17th October to improve the condition of one the paths that had become very wet and muddy over time. We set out to improve the drainage of the path by using … Continue reading

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