Category Archives: Swan Lake Park

Swan Lake Path Improvements

Before and after transformation At the beginning of the year Blackwater Valley Rangers and Volunteers began the tough job of improving the path at Swan Lake Park in Sandhurst. With the path at 900m long, 2m wide and a whopping 12 inch ditch to … Continue reading

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Swan Lake Car Park Up Keep

Last week Laura and I visited Hawley Meadows and Swan Lake to maintain the car parks. Jobs included litter picking, replenishing dog poo bin bags, strimming entrance signs, hedge cutting and spraying the invasive grass. Both car parks now look … Continue reading

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Bridge widening at Swan Lake

Today was my first full day working for Blackwater Valley as one of their new rangers. Jenny was unfortunate to be my buddy to help with the bridge widening at Swan Lake park. Ranger Stu B.

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Copper unearthed at Swan Lake

When you’re out and about, keep an eye out for the distinctive small copper butterfly which in a sunny year can bee seen throughout the summer until September. It is usually found close to the ground in meadows where it actively defends it’s territory. … Continue reading

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Dragonfly hunters abound at Swan Lake

Kate, Jenny, Stuart and I went on a dragonfly survey of Swan Lake. I never realised there were so many of them. We saw lots of damselflies and a downy emerald dragonfly which likes the trees overhanging the lakes. With … Continue reading

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Machine training at Swan Lake Park

We’ve just cut the paths and furniture at Swan Lake Park to give it a spring clean. This was also a good opportunity to train up Katie on the strimmer and Jenny on our ride-on-brushcutter. Later on we spotted some young cygnets and a … Continue reading

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Spring is in the air at Swan Lake

The spring sunshine has encouraged wildlife to emerge at Swan Lake Park in Yateley, with singing blackcaps, brooding swans and holly blue butterflies drinking salts from the damp mud. Ranger Stuart

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