Category Archives: Darby Green Pond

All Hands on Board

It was a frosty morning on the 19th December when the Blackwater Valley Countryside Volunteers gathered at Darby Green Pond. When we arrived passers by had little idea of the sites name or what had been done there. The non-native invasive … Continue reading

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Darby Green Pond – A New Bench

On Thursday 14th September I was joined by Edmund, Paul, Mike Burns and Mike Swaddling who helped me to install a brand new bench at Darby Green Pond. As well as this, we focused on cutting back some of the paths and giving … Continue reading

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Daring Digging at Darby Green Pond

Local volunteers joined students from the Royal Grammar School in Guildford recently to lend a hand in Darby Green. They got stuck into a range of jobs including; digging out old concrete bench bases, felling a hazardous tree,  removing the alien invasive … Continue reading

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Spring is here for our toads

Today Jenny and I had a pleasant surprise when we found toads spawning at Darby Green Pond, where only a couple of weeks ago we discovered over 500 breeding frogs. Unlike the more frequent frogspawn, toads lay their jelly-covered eggs in double chains … Continue reading

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Parrot’s Feather and Frog’s Spawn at Darby Green Pond

Last week Stuart and I were joined by volunteers to remove more Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) from Darby Green Pond. We adopted the method perfected on our previous task last November. Although this time it was particularly tricky as most … Continue reading

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Guildford Royal Grammer School Students help at Darby Green Pond

Today Jenny and I are working at Darby Green Pond litter picking and cutting back paths to open up access. It’s been a very successful day for our group of 11 volunteers with the students and local people, removing 3 m3 of … Continue reading

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New Paths to Darby Green Pond

Last week Jenny led our second task to Darby Green Pond, where the volunteers and rangers opened up the paths with our chainsaws and chipper. Darby Green Pond is a new project for us, working closely with Yateley Town Council … Continue reading

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