Category Archives: Southwood Woodland

Keeping Southwood Woodland’s History Alive

  The wet weather at the start of the day wasn’t enough to deter the Southwood Woodland Improvement Group this month. Our mission was threefold and nothing could stop us not even double layers of concrete! Our main task was … Continue reading

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Farnborough Airfield Walk 18th August

As August is a busy time for holidays and village fêtes, I was expecting a low turnout for my latest walk, so I was very pleased when over twenty people joined me on Saturday morning.  The idea for this walk … Continue reading

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BVCP Volunteer Task Programme September 2018  

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Can you guess which wildflower?

Spring has sprung and even with this changeable weather our local wildflowers have made a beautiful showing. Here are a few species that can be found in the Blackwater Valley. Can you guess what they are? Answers to follow next … Continue reading

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Layers of Fun

At Southwood Woodland our local volunteer group have continued to improve the woodland with a task every 4th Sunday of the month. On our last task we took to planting whips (young trees) and sowing seeds to improve the biodiversity of … Continue reading

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Coppicing Creations

This past Sunday Stuart and I were joined by volunteers from the Southwood Woodland Improvement Group (SWIG) and Guildford Royal Grammar School. The job of the day was to coppice some hazel stands within the woodland understory. Coppicing is a traditional woodland … 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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