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Chalk that up as a good day’s work

There’s been a lot happening on Wellesley these past week and for one of those days the volunteers joined me at Chalk Farm lake.  Ranger Jenny kindly came out on our Kubota tractor to mow the paths whilst we did … Continue reading

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Riding the Hogs Back

Last week, when we hired the roboflail again, Bobbie and I headed out to mow the remaining slopes and road verges on the Surrey Hills, which straddle the Hogs Back south of Tongham. We look after lots of small parcels … Continue reading

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Hollybush Hill Haycut

On Thursday last week Paul, Janet and Callum joined Sam, Stu and I to complete a hay cut at Hollybush Hill. The area had a large quantity of Canadian Goldenrod, which is an invasive species and prevents precious sunlight reaching native wildflowers and … Continue reading

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Fixing machines

Today we were busy maintaining machines, with Tony and Jenny working on the motorscythe. The former nose cutter bar on the motorscythe was so old we were unable to get replacement parts, so Jenny ordered then fitted the modern equivalent ready for … Continue reading

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Snaky Hay cut of Rushy Pasture

Yesterday I went to help the Snaky volunteer group with some more hay cutting on their site. Despite it being a little damp from the nights rain the Motor scythe still done a good job. it was great to see … Continue reading

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SGN and BV Volunteers improve habitat for goats and birds

Yesterday 30 of us descended on Long Island at Moor Green Lakes for a mammoth task. Our regular volunteers were joined by 12 colleagues from SGN, who bravely ferried our kit over the floating pontoon to set up camp at … Continue reading

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Moor Green Lakes sunny task

At the weekend I helped out on Peter’s task to clear invasive scrub at Moor Green Lakes, which restored the south-facing wildflower bank. As visitors walk down from the car park it also provides a great view in to the reserve. … Continue reading

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