Category Archives: Wildlife

Cutting the way

On Thursday 12 July I was joined by Paul, Mike, Eric, Matt and Ed at Chalk Farm, Wellesley Woodlands to cut back the paths and remove brambles from around the saplings planted roughly 4 years ago.  Matt, Ed and Mike … Continue reading

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Eversley and Kits Croft Walk, June 16th 2018

For the June countryside trust walk thirty keen local walkers met at Eversley Church on Saturday for a seven mile stroll through the green open spaces between Yateley and Eversley. We headed eastwards, initially past Lower Eversley copse where a … Continue reading

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Bumper Year For Barn Owls

Project Summary Last week volunteers joined us for two days of monitoring for the Wokingham Borough Barn Owl Box Project, to check on the population and health of Barn Owls in the nest boxes we installed, across Wokingham Borough and … Continue reading

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Troglodytes are moving in!

Today started like many of our others here at Ash Lock, packing up vehicles for our volunteers, moving trucks and trailers around. Stu was getting ready to head out to Chalk Farm with our volunteers to do more fencing.  Another … Continue reading

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Can you guess which wildflower? – Answers

Earlier this month we put out a quiz to see if you could recognize some wildflower we have found throughout the Blackwater Valley. here are the answers:   Let us know how you got on,   Countryside Ranger Jenny

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Bottom of the Revetment

On Tuesday 8th May the BVC Volunteers joined Stuart, Stu and I in Rushmoor Bottom, Wellesley Woodlands in the glorious sunshine and haze of mosquitos, to build a revetment in the stream which we have previous improved. Day 1. Day 2. Day … Continue reading

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Tices reptiles and Bioblitz weekend

Late March we had a volunteer task at Tices to improve vital habitat for reptiles, mainly the site’s log piles.   Although it was a very wet day our volunteers powered through and did a great job of cutting bramble … Continue reading

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