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Wellesley Workers

It’s now the end of a long day hosting the AAA, – a large Wellesley Woodland event for pupils from eight local schools. We’ll post later with more news of the event, but in the meantime I wanted to say … Continue reading

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Children find watery insects at Talavera 

Today Laura, I and Shirley the gull, are at Talavera Infant & Junior School Summer Fayre showing off minibeasts pond-dipped from Moor Green Lakes. It was interesting to find some of our more unusual minibeasts including water stick insects, which … Continue reading

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Pooh sticks and wildflowers

Students from the Royal Grammar School in Guildford have been helping us out at Blackwater Meadows in Sandhurst, by digging out invasive oak saplings to promote wildflowers. Laura, a student from Merrist Wood College, also lent a hand and showed … Continue reading

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RSPB Youth Group invade Southwood

Today the Swiggles (Southwood volunteers) were joined by young people and their families from the RSPB Fleet Wildlife Explorers, with 33 people in all. We had a great task clearing invasive silver birch to open up the north heather glade. These … Continue reading

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Royal Grammar School students help wildflowers

“This is just to thank you once again for a fantastic working party today [at Blackwater Meadows in Sandhurst]. The removal of the oak saplings to preserve the rare flowers was different to previous tasks we had done and was very … Continue reading

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Pre-school children discover Mr Toad

Parents and twenty children from Southwood Family Pre-School have been exploring the woodland today.  Clutching pictures of animals to find, they spotted butterflies then turned over logs unearthing bugs and beasties. Some children carefully held a large black beetle, with Mr Toad proving … Continue reading

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Royal Grammar School Ranger Day

Yesterday it was my pleasure to meet teachers, pupils and parents from Guildford’s Royal Grammar School and work with them at Southwood Woodland. We worked hard to open up Southwood’s main meadow, cutting invasive birch and willow, and felling trees to create … Continue reading

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