Tag Archives: BVCT

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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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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New Paths to Darby Green Pond

Last week Jenny led our second task to Darby Green Pond, where the volunteers and rangers opened up the paths with our chainsaws and chipper. Darby Green Pond is a new project for us, working closely with Yateley Town Council … Continue reading

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Bat box checks

  On Friday morning Jeremy and I joined Steve at Moor Green Lakes for the annual bat box checks. It was a beautiful sunny day which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were lucky enough to see common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and two … Continue reading

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A Guide to Blackwater Valley Stumperies

This year the Trust has been working on improving the habitats for Stag Beetles across the valley and we’ve been doing well.  Here is a map of all of the stumperies we’ve installed this year, and a few that predate … Continue reading

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Gerrys Copse Bench and Stumpery

  Yesterday I was joined by 3 of the BVCP volunteers to help me with the installation of a new Oak bench and to install two new Stag Beetle Stumperies. Visitors may remember the metal bench at the Coleford Bridge end of … Continue reading

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Reptile fencing at Grants Moor

Last week Jenny and I were joined by two Trustees, Bernard and Colin, and some amazing volunteers to install some reptile fencing at Grants Moor. Our volunteer group was form by members from BVCT, Surrey Amphibian and Reptile Group and … Continue reading

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