Category Archives: Southwoood

Finding the Silver Lining

Here at Blackwater Valley, you never know what you’re going to come across when you take a wander through our many sites. Beautiful flora and fauna can be found at every turn and during a recent task over at Southwood … Continue reading

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Ticks – Staying Safe This Summer

When exploring our lovely countryside, it’s useful to keep up to date and informed about potential risks. Now we’re into the warm summer, one to be aware of is how to keep safe from ticks and reduce the possibility of catching Lyme Disease when you’re … Continue reading

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Workshop with a view

On the Southwood task today I’ve been sharpening chainsaws ready for clearing up more storm-blown trees next week. My improvised work bench certainly has a pretty view. Later Paul H popped down to check on our work, coming down in … Continue reading

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Looking After Our Veteran Oaks

A few weeks back I visited the beautiful Southwood Woodland for one of our monthly Sunday volunteer tasks. This month the our aim was to give our veteran oak trees a helping hand. We achieved this by  removing the smaller trees beneath and … Continue reading

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Meandering Mouse

On the Southwood task a baby mouse arrived to lend a hand. Ranger Stuart  

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Southwood gets a spruce up

Yesterday the Southwood Woodland Volunteers joined us to tidy up the Old Kennels Lane Entrance, by cutting back and re-digging drainage grips on the cycleway. The volunteers also removed some fire-damaged fencing, which proved harder than expected with an over engineered … Continue reading

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Guiding the way to halo our veteran oaks

Today the Southwood Woodland volunteers were joined by 2nd Cove Guides to help out in the woods. They were clearing the invasive scrub from beneath the canopy of our veteran oak trees, to reduce competition and give the large oak trees … Continue reading

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