Category Archives: Blackwater Reach

Volunteers tackle Blackwater Reach

On Tuesday the volunteers joined Sam and I at Blackwater Reach to hay cut the SSSI meadows, following on from our bramble clearance with a robo-flail the week before. The volunteers did a fantastic job in the heat, cutting back … Continue reading

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Reaching new meadows in Blackwater

Last week Sam and I headed over to Blackwater Reach between Sandhurst Memorial Park and the River Blackwater. These two meadows are SSSIs (sites of special scientific interest) due to their grassland flora species. To supplement our annual hay cutting with … Continue reading

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Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

When exploring our lovely countryside, it’s useful to keep up to date and informed about potential risks. Now we’re into the warm summer, one to be aware of is how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re … Continue reading

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Reaching for a larger SSSI meadow in Blackwater

Paul, Edmund and Mike recently joined us at Blackwater Reach, a small SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) meadow that we manage between the Sandhurst Memorial Park Pond and the River Blackwater. In addition to our Autumn volunteer hay cut, … Continue reading

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Meadow mowing at Blackwater Reach

Last week I had a great day meadow cutting the amenity field at Blackwater Reach, a field that BVCP and Sandhurst Town Council (STC) would like to cut and collect each year. Due to BVCP hiring the nice blue tractor … Continue reading

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Scare iridescent beetle unearthed in Sandhurst

Hay-cutting Blackwater Reach (on the river side of Sandhurst Memorial Park), Melvyn found an unusual pretty beetle that none of us had seen before. It was large with a body 30mm long and iridescent dark green / purplish body. Back … Continue reading

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