Category Archives: Moor Green Lakes

Heartening Hedge-Laying

Yesterday Jenny, Sam and I completed the hedge-laying we started on Sunday at Moor Green lakes, with a huge turnout of 39 volunteers over the two tasks. We worked on the hedge between the footpath and bridleway down towards the Blackwater River, laying … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update – Plover Island

Last Sunday the Moor Green Lakes volunteers had our annual trip to Plover Island to clear vegetation and expose the shingle surface. In spite of the cold northerly wind we had a good turnout of 16 and when Jon donned … Continue reading

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Roboteers Start Your Engines

Now breeding bird season has officially come to its end we have been making plans to cut back unwanted scrub. At Moor Green Lakes Nature Reserve the banks of the lakes are prone to being taken over by bramble. This … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update: Hide Maintenance

This month volunteer leader Jane led a task at Moor Green Lakes to clear in front of both Grove Lake hide and viewing slot. Fellow volunteer leader Duncan and sixteen volunteers turned up to help, including 3 young adults. Reeds, bramble … Continue reading

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Out with the Scrub and in with the Birds

For us here at Blackwater Valley, September marks the end of nesting bird season and the commencement of scrub clearance. This past week, the Moor Green Lakes Group volunteers have got off to a cracking start. Moor Green Lakes nature … Continue reading

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Amber Alert: Shelducks Nesting!

Two years ago, we here at Blackwater Valley set about repairing a nesting box for our local Shelduck community, an amber status bird native to the UK. Recently, we have discovered confirmation that the box has been used by the birds … Continue reading

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Volunteer Leader Update – Moor Green Lakes

As some of you may have noticed the Grove Lake Hide was vandalized a few weeks back and as well as breaking the door handle and some of the viewing hatches, the corrugated roofing was torn off in places. Adrian … Continue reading

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