Category Archives: Wildlife

National Tree Week

This week is National Tree Week where the UK celebrates it’s trees and starts the winter tree planting.  Trees are vitally important for our climate, air quality and numerous other species, from large mammals to the tiniest invertebrates. At Wellesley Woodlands we … Continue reading

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Gerrys Copse Coppice

Yesterday Sam and myself headed over to Gerrys Copse with the BVCP volunteers. It was a nice crisp winters day. Gerry Copse has had some coppice work done in the past, however is in need of some rejuvenation. The Hazel … 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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A Trainee’s Testimony

I am currently doing my work placement in BVCP, which formed part of my Hampshire Futures traineeship plus project from Hampshire County Council. The staff of Blackwater Valley are very¬†welcoming¬†throughout my placement and they are supportive and patient¬†teaching me skills … Continue reading

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Pretty in Purple

Stu and I have been out in Wellesley this week doing tree inspections and whilst looking at the base of a dual stem tree, hidden in the leaves, we found this beauty. This is Carabus problematicus, identifiable by the ridged … 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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Excavating A New Habitat

At Southwood Woodland this past month we have undertaken two construction tasks. The first task was to install a new pond in the main grassland glade as part of the agreed management plan for the woodland. The pond will add … Continue reading

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