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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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Reaching for a larger SSSI meadow in Blackwater

Paul, Edmund and Mike recently joined us at Blackwater Reach, a small SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) meadow that we manage between the Sandhurst Memorial Park Pond and the River Blackwater. In addition to our Autumn volunteer hay cut, … Continue reading

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Bat box checks

  On Friday morning Jeremy and I joined Steve at Moor Green Lakes for the annual bat box checks. It was a beautiful sunny day which we thoroughly enjoyed. We were lucky enough to see common pipistrelles, soprano pipistrelles and two … Continue reading

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