Tag Archives: BVCV

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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Prickly Problem Becomes Princely Prize

On the 19th March the BVC Volunteers joined Matt, Stu and I in the car park at the junction of Queen’s Avenue and Prince’s Avenue, Aldershot to tackle an overgrown, long neglected hawthorn hedge that borders an MOD car park. … Continue reading

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Making That Small Step A Bit Bigger

On Thursday 14th I was joined by Paul, Chris, Mike, Matt and Edmund at Blackwater Meadows in the north of the valley.  I’m not normally found up here but I was standing in for Jenny who was on a well … Continue reading

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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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Tongham Tree Planting Project

This week most of the Blackwater Valley Ranger team have been at Tongham to carry on with the reinstatement work at Tongham Wood. I have been involved with this project since starting with Blackwater Valley, carrying on from Tony Anderson and after … Continue reading

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Find a Fence and Fix it

On Tuesday 5th December the BVC volunteers joined Stuart and I at Wharf Plantation, Wellesley Woodlands.  Stuart disappeared off into the main bit of woodland with some volunteers to widen the track as it’s tricky to fit a truck and trailer down … Continue reading

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Oh no not another assistant ranger !!!!

Hello In case you have yet to meet me, my name is Bobbie and I am the new assistant ranger, my main passion is reptiles and amphibians of which I regularly refer to as my herp-babies but in all honestly … Continue reading

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Frimley Fuel Allotments 

On Tuesday the Blackwater valley volunteer group was joined by volunteers from Frimley Fuel Allotments Group for a task on their site. It was my first visit to the site so I was lucky to have Christa and experienced volunteers … Continue reading

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Violet litter on the BV Path

Today the volunteers, Laura, Jenny and I, litterpicked the Blackwater Valley Path from Pea Bridge at Farnham Quarry to Shepherd Meadows in Sandhurst. It was fantastic to remove 68 bags of rubbish on this 12km stretch. At tea break my … Continue reading

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Tree planting at Thorn Hill

This weeks volunteer task was to screen Thorn Hill from the adjacent road by planting native deciduous trees and gorse. Before any trees could be planted a large patch of laurel had to be removed. The laurel is most likely a remnant … Continue reading

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