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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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Gaggle of goats and volunteers

Today Ben, Callum and I joined the volunteers at Moor Green Lakes, where we set up the pontoon to walk over to Long Island. The task was to cut back the vegetation to open up the island for over-wintering wildfowl. We … Continue reading

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Roving wildlife in Royal Oak Valley

On Tuesday the volunteers descended on Yateley to help the Hart Rangers; Rachel, Adam and Nick. Whilst Tony Elston set to work hay cutting the wet meadow, we cut back the paths and dug out the stream to reduce flooding … Continue reading

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