Tag Archives: BVCP

Successful path cut at Farnborough Gate

On Tuesday we were unexpectedly at Farnborough Gate due to a change in task plans. As you will see from the photos this was a benefit as the path did need a good bit of TLC. It was a lovely … Continue reading

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Stepping to it at Rowhill

Last Thursday we were tasked with replacing some steps at Rowhill; even though we had a brief snow shower in the morning it did not deter our volunteers.  In the cold we soon warmed up ripping out the old steps, … Continue reading

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New Fire Wood Poster

Once a month our hard working, dedicated volunteers spend the day processing wood to be sold to the public as fire wood. The money we receive is then used to further conserve and manage our sites, working in partnership with … Continue reading

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The three little Hog Homes at Ash Green Meadows.

Thursday 20th, it was our last task before Christmas and we had the fun of building three hedgehog houses at one of our newer sites Ash Green Meadows. In separate teams we made our three little hog homes. One out … Continue reading

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Invasive Species Alert – Water Primrose

Water primrose is an invasive non-native plant that is invading watercourses, with two sites know about in Surrey. The Environment Agency are asking for help to identify the sites where it can be found. The eradication of water primrose is … Continue reading

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Upkeep of North Farnborough Gate

Bobbie and I arrived to meet the volunteers and after setting up our base camp we received our site brief. Focusing mainly on being aware we would be working near some main roads and keeping hydrated and taking breaks when … 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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Spring Clean for Easter Egg Hunt

In preparation for the Easter egg hunt on Wednesday 4th, Matt, Paul, Mike and John joined me at Rushmoor Bottom to improve the path circling the Duke of Wellington Statue. To improve the sharp dip we first removed the angle iron and then built … Continue reading

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Clearing the bank at Grants Moor

This Friday Matt, Jeremy, Bernard and I cleared a south facing beetle bank of Bramble and Broom at Grants Moor. By clearing this bank we have made a fantastic basking site for reptiles such as Adders, Slow worms and Viviparous Lizards. … Continue reading

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Managing Lakeside Reed beds

On Tuesday 13th Stu, the volunteers and I were working on behalf of Guildford Borough Council at Lakeside to remove young Alder and Willow trees from the path and around the reed bed. Mike and Chris fought their way through the reeds … Continue reading

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