Category Archives: Wildlife

Ash Green Meadow Access

Recently I have been lucky enough to have had the BVCP (Blackwater Valley Countryside Partnership) volunteers with me at our new S.A.N.G (Suitable alternative Natural Greenspace) site at Ash Green Meadows. The main purpose for the two tasks was to re … Continue reading

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The First Signs of Success

Whilst out chipping with Assistant Ranger Matt and Student Josh we stumbled across some fresh new spring growth peaking through the woodland floor in Puckridge, Wellesley Woodlands.  These signs of life are from the hard work Ranger Jenny and the … Continue reading

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The trees are alive with the sound of … buzzing?

Honeybees are out in force on the blossoms of Goat Willow (Salix caprea) down at Ash Green Meadows. Willow is a useful nectar source for bees early in the season before leaf burst, which is just getting underway with Poplar … Continue reading

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Flash of Orange

Yesterday Jenny and I spotted an interesting moth at Southwood Woodland. It’s an Orange Underwing (Archiearis parthenias), a stunning little moth which exposes it’s bring orange hindwings when it flies. Keep your eyes peeled this March and April as it’s … Continue reading

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Stag-gering school for wildlife

On Saturday I joined parents, children and teachers at North Farnborough Infant School to rejuvenate their tired wildlife garden. The volunteers got stuck into weaving and replanting a willow igloo and creating a tower of pallets for minibeasts. Each class … Continue reading

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Spot the Spawn

With the weather nice and warm all sorts of Spring flora and fauna is being spotted throughout the Blackwater Valley. At Southwood Woodland, on our volunteer work party this past Sunday, Paul spotted this Common Frog in amongst the emerging … Continue reading

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Swan Rescue at Chalk Farm!

Following a report of a swan trapped in the ice, Ranger’s Jenny and Laura and Blackwater Valley new recruit Nicci, headed to Chalk Farm this afternoon. At the lake we met Jacob from Wildlife Action (who had also been called … Continue reading

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