Category Archives: Hawley Meadow

Easter Efforts for our Cows at Hawley Meadows

Well I did have a suitable April Fool’s Blog planned for this morning, but unfortunately events at Hawley Meadows last night and today have rather taken over. Our cows play an important role in managing this lowland meadow to promote … Continue reading

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Cows Return to Hawley Meadows

This week we were very excited to be able to get cows back at Hawley Meadows! The landscapes of the UK are not truly “natural” rather they’re the result of the interaction of natural processes and the activities of people. … Continue reading

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Foot prints in the snow – Answers

We’ve had some very creative suggestions to the mystery animal tracks, including Fox, Wallaby and the illusive Jabberwocky. Well here are the answers with some ideas to help identify them. Animal 1 is a Rabbit hopping slowly. When they’re charging around at … Continue reading

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River Restoration in action at Hawley Meadows

Last week Jenny and I popped up to Hawley Meadows to discuss the site management and upcoming tasks. Whilst there we checked on some of the logs we installed in the River Blackwater back in 2012 with the Environment Agency. For Loddon … Continue reading

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Rivers Week – A Loddon Catchment Perspective

The Loddon Catchment Partnership (LCP) co-ordinated Rivers Week in September last year, which succeeded in raising the profile of river tasks and delivering habitat and ecological improvements. Since the River Blackwater flows into the River Loddon in Swallowfield, at the northern end of the … Continue reading

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Hawley Meadows Power Planting

Mid-autumn is the perfect time to sow wildflower seeds and that’s just what we have been doing here at Blackwater Valley. At the beginning of October, I was joined by BVC Trustees Bernard and Chris and volunteers Edmund, Jeremy and … Continue reading

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Path Improvements at Hawley Meadows

This week Jenny and I have been catching up with the contractors who are working at Hawley Meadows. This exciting project sees a surfaced path created from the north to the south, which tackles the common historic problem of muddy … Continue reading

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