Category Archives: Wildlife

Plucking the Parrot’s Feather

On Wednesday 23rd October, Ranger Jenny, Assistant Ranger Bobbie, Student Liam and I  joined 5 volunteers from the Frimley Fuel Allotments Charity to remove Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquaticum) from one of the ponds. Parrot’s Feather is an invasive species that … Continue reading

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Rivers Week in Wellesley Woodlands

On Tuesday 24th September the BVC Volunteers, Bernard from the BVC Trust, Rangers Sara and Andy from Basingstoke Canal Authority joined Stu and I for a rather wet day in our smallest ‘flash‘ in Wellesley Woodlands. This was part of … Continue reading

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Tices River Clearing

Yesterday I was joined by the Blackwater Valley Thursday volunteers and Richard Horton from the Tices volunteers group at Tices meadow. The purpose of the task was to continue the clearing and work on the river Blackwater for rivers week.  The willow … Continue reading

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Launching the Blackwater Valley River Festival 2019

Blackwater Valley Couuntryside Trust (BVCT) are celebrating 40 years in the valley by hosting a River Festival along the length of the Blackwater Valley from Saturday 21st – Sunday 29th September. Full events listings and information on booking can be … Continue reading

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Holly Lodge Animal Explorers at Snaky Lane

This week sixty year 5 pupils from Holly Lodge Primary School joined us at Snaky Lane Local Nature Reserve to survey the animals. The children counted birds then charged around with sweep nets  to unearth wildlife in the meadow, including … Continue reading

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Blackwater Valley Rangers and volunteers take-on Invasive Species!

Invasive non-native species harm the environment and wildlife, are costly to the economy, and can even pose a risk to our health and way of life. During Invasive Species Week (13-17 May), organisations across the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the … Continue reading

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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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