Category Archives: Cove Brook Greenway

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

Posted in Cove Brook Greenway | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Lone Ranger – Cove Brook Southwood Meadows Task

On Thursday the 31st I had the joy of leading my first task ALONE !!!! In the near future, our big Massey tractor will be on its way to the Covebrook for its yearly hay cut, unfortunately access to the meadow … Continue reading

Posted in Access, Conservation, Cove Brook Greenway, River, Volunteers, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Dashing Demoiselles in Cove Brook

Yesterday at the Cove Brook Fun Day, Bobbie and I showed off pond dipped wildlife from the brook. One notable sighting was this nymph, which is rather on the large side for a damselfly larva. The three leaf-like caudal lamellae that … Continue reading

Posted in Cove Brook Greenway, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Toads and Fences

Today Mike, Chris, Paul and I have been cutting paths and hay on the Covebrook at West Heath Road, complete with a friendly toad. After lunch we headed over to Southwood Woodland to replace vandalised fence rails at two entrances. … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Cove Brook Greenway, Volunteers, Wildlife | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Creative Cove Brook littering on hay meadow

The BV volunteers joined Cove Brook Greenway Group to hay cut a wildflower meadow on the Covebrook near Blunden Hall. It was a tad hot, so there were frequent rests to cool off in the shade of the large lime … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Cove Brook Greenway, Volunteers | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Machine fun on the Cove Brook

Chris and Steven got stuck into playing with hay-making machines on Thursday at Covebrook. We were working on the brook just south of Cove Road, near the Southwood Pavilion to promote wildflowers such as meadow sweet. The meadow was cut … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Cove Brook Greenway, Volunteers, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Cove Brook Hay cut for wildflowers

On Tuesday our gaggle of keen volunteers hay-cut meadows along Covebrook by Blunden Hall. Volunteers from Cove Brook Greenway Group and Blackwater Valley, joined forces to improve the meadows. They used a motorscythe machine to cut the hay which was … Continue reading

Posted in Conservation, Cove Brook Greenway, Volunteers, Wildlife | Tagged , , | Leave a comment