Category Archives: Wildlife

Dashing Demoiselles in Cove Brook

Yesterday at the Cove Brook Fun Day, Bobbie and I showed off pond dipped wildlife from the brook. One notable sighting was this nymph, which is rather on the large side for a damselfly larva. The three leaf-like caudal lamellae that … Continue reading

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Unexpected Wildlife

Today the volunteers and I are on our barn owl survey. It’s a lovely surprise to unearth two pyramidal orchids on our lunch break in a supermarket car park. Acting Senior Ranger Stuart

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Northern Walk

My fourth walk of the year for the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust will be on Saturday June 17th. This will be a circular walk starting at Swallowfield All Saints Church car park at 10:00 and will be about 7 miles … Continue reading

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Small But Mighty Moths

Spring is my favourite time of year. The sun begins to shine and all sorts of wildlife come out of the woodwork (in some cases literally). A welcome sight today (although a bit unusual for a night creature) was a Small … Continue reading

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Surrey Hills Spring Clean

Our latest volunteer task here at Blackwater Valley was to give one of our roadside sites by the Hog’s Back a spring clean. The job of the day was to remove some old rabbit fencing that had no use anymore. … Continue reading

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Stumping the Valley

We’ve now been working on the stumpery project alongside the Blackwater Valley Countryside Trust for over a year now on the Stag Beetle Stumperies and we’re pleased with our results so far.  We will keep adding to the collection gradually as … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Up at Swan Lake this morning on a tree safety survey, the tree blossom was blooming on the Blackthorn and wild Crab Apples. Ranger Stuart

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