Category Archives: Farnham Quarry / Tices

Official Opening of Tice’s Meadow Nature Reserve

On Friday Steve and I had the honour of being invited to the Tice’s Meadow Opening Ceremony marking the completion of the quarry restoration. The event hosted by the site owners Hanson, was well attended with over 40 representatives of organisations … Continue reading

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Bridge protection at Tices Meadow

Last week the volunteers joined Bobbie and I to install faggots to protect the Eastern (6m) Bridge that we installed. The bundles of ash stems were fixed down with chestnut posts and tied in with wire. The faggots have already … Continue reading

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Tices reptiles and Bioblitz weekend

Late March we had a volunteer task at Tices to improve vital habitat for reptiles, mainly the site’s log piles.   Although it was a very wet day our volunteers powered through and did a great job of cutting bramble … Continue reading

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Tractoring at Tices Meadow

This week I’ve been on the tractor helping Stu out on his bridge construction project. It’s been entertaining seeing how many different jobs we can use the tractor for. I unloaded the bridge timber at Ash Lock then we drove down to … Continue reading

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Bridging at Tices Meadow

Today I popped down to see our staff and volunteers preparing for bridges at Tices Meadow, where we’ve been commissioned to install two pedestrian bridges over the River Blackwater. The Western Bridge is going in near the mound, to provide an … Continue reading

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My Tern on the Raft

Last week I headed down to Tices Meadow to help the Bird Group move three Tern Rafts with our boat out to moorings in the lake. The purpose built rafts provide nesting sites with a reduced risk of predation from … Continue reading

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Our Christmas Elves spruce up Tice’s Meadow

On Tuesday Santa’s Elves lent a hand at Tice’s Meadow for our infamous festive task and BBQ. We arrived to a beautiful icy morning overlooking the meadow, and set to work putting up the gazebo. This year was our largest Christmas … Continue reading

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