Category Archives: Aldershot Urban Extension

Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer and Walk Programme

Here are the programmes for Wellesley Woodlands, detailing upcoming walks and volunteer days, including our new Sunday task.  We will update as and when we know more. Wellesley Woodlands Volunteer programme 2018 Wellesley Woodlands Walks programme 2018 Advertisements

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Not That Kind of Flash…

On Thursday 11th January the volunteers joined Bobbie and I in Claycart, Wellesley Woodlands to start work on a flash alongside the Basingstoke Canal.  These flashes are low lying sections of land alongside the canal and are important little niches … Continue reading

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Find a Fence and Fix it

On Tuesday 5th December the BVC volunteers joined Stuart and I at Wharf Plantation, Wellesley Woodlands.  Stuart disappeared off into the main bit of woodland with some volunteers to widen the track as it’s tricky to fit a truck and trailer down … Continue reading

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National Tree Week

This week is National Tree Week where the UK celebrates it’s trees and starts the winter tree planting.  Trees are vitally important for our climate, air quality and numerous other species, from large mammals to the tiniest invertebrates. At Wellesley Woodlands we … Continue reading

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Pretty in Purple

Stu and I have been out in Wellesley this week doing tree inspections and whilst looking at the base of a dual stem tree, hidden in the leaves, we found this beauty. This is Carabus problematicus, identifiable by the ridged … Continue reading

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Rushmoor Bottom Glade

On Thursday the 2nd the volunteer team and I headed out to the heathland glade in Rushmoor Bottom (near the firing wall). We cut down trees and vegetation encroaching on the glade as well as sow seeds into the surrounding … Continue reading

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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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