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Small But Mighty Moths

Spring is my favourite time of year. The sun begins to shine and all sorts of wildlife come out of the woodwork (in some cases literally). A welcome sight today (although a bit unusual for a night creature) was a Small … Continue reading

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Surrey Hills Spring Clean

Our latest volunteer task here at Blackwater Valley was to give one of our roadside sites by the Hog’s Back a spring clean. The job of the day was to remove some old rabbit fencing that had no use anymore. … Continue reading

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Spring has sprung

Up at Swan Lake this morning on a tree safety survey, the tree blossom was blooming on the Blackthorn and wild Crab Apples. Ranger Stuart

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Visiting Violets

Last week the team popped down to Surrey Hills by the Hogs Back to test a new mower for managing our chalk grasslands slopes. We also spotted some delicate Sweet Violets emerging from the hillside. Ranger Stuart

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Spring is here for our toads

Today Jenny and I had a pleasant surprise when we found toads spawning at Darby Green Pond, where only a couple of weeks ago we discovered over 500 breeding frogs. Unlike the more frequent frogspawn, toads lay their jelly-covered eggs in double chains … Continue reading

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Meandering Mouse

On the Southwood task a baby mouse arrived to lend a hand. Ranger Stuart  

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Belted Galloways by Sunset

Dusk at Moor Green Lakes can be very pretty, and this week was no exception with the orange-infused lake reflections. Also some of our cattle wandered along to say hello, including this friendly Belted Galloway with it’s distinctive curly coat … Continue reading

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