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Dragons skimming by the Wellington Monument

Last week whilst working near the Wellington Monument in Aldershot, I spotted some interesting dragonflies. Several Keeled Skimmers were basking on a heath nearby. Typically of skimmers these small-medium dragonflies hold their wings forward when they rest and are easily missed. Both … Continue reading

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When is a bin not a bin?

On our weekly Monday litter pick and bin emptying around the Wellesley Woodlands, we found this mess at the Wellington Monument. It appears the other 2  car park bins were too much of a walk for some visitors. Still it was … Continue reading

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House Hunting by Wellington Monument

I saw this Stag Beetle heading towards the stumperies (that the Wellesley Woodland Volunteers created) near Wellington Monument. Word is getting around of the new housing opportunities! Volunteer Chris Bean  

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Parson’s Hill Spring Clean

Yesterday the volunteers and I headed out to Parson’s Hill in Aldershot, which forms part of the Wellesley Green Corridor. Following on from their previous tasks clearing invasive laurel and improving the visitor welcome, this time we stacked the brash … Continue reading

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Terrific Trees

Today George, Ben, Steph and I, took the four large field maple trees to Rushmoor Bottom Car Park to be planted. On arrival, Steph and I headed out to do some litter picking in the woods, while the others got started … Continue reading

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Laurel bashing at Parsons Hill

This week our hard working Blackwater Valley Volunteers were back at Parsons Hill to tackle the invasive laurel. Laurel is a non-native plant species which grows dense very rapidly. It outcompetes native species and reduces the biodiversity of our woodlands. By cutting, burning and applying … Continue reading

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Flailing Around Cambridge Military Hospital

Andrew and George have been busy on two tractors; the BVCP’s new ex-HDC one and the Basingstoke Canal’s one, working on the green corridor space below Cambridge Military Hospital.  They have been using flails to cut back and clear the … Continue reading

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