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Holly Lodge Animal Explorers at Snaky Lane

This week sixty year 5 pupils from Holly Lodge Primary School joined us at Snaky Lane Local Nature Reserve to survey the animals. The children counted birds then charged around with sweep nets  to unearth wildlife in the meadow, including … Continue reading

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The trees are alive with the sound of … buzzing?

Honeybees are out in force on the blossoms of Goat Willow (Salix caprea) down at Ash Green Meadows. Willow is a useful nectar source for bees early in the season before leaf burst, which is just getting underway with Poplar … Continue reading

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Flash of Orange

Yesterday Jenny and I spotted an interesting moth at Southwood Woodland. It’s an Orange Underwing (Archiearis parthenias), a stunning little moth which exposes it’s bring orange hindwings when it flies. Keep your eyes peeled this March and April as it’s … Continue reading

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Spot the Spawn

With the weather nice and warm all sorts of Spring flora and fauna is being spotted throughout the Blackwater Valley. At Southwood Woodland, on our volunteer work party this past Sunday, Paul spotted this Common Frog in amongst the emerging … Continue reading

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Jabbering Bats at Rowhill

If you’re interested in bats, then next Thursday 10th Jan there’s a talk about Bats in the New Forest hosted at the Rowhill Field Centre in Aldershot. Please click on the poster link below for more information. Bats in the … Continue reading

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The three little Hog Homes at Ash Green Meadows.

Thursday 20th, it was our last task before Christmas and we had the fun of building three hedgehog houses at one of our newer sites Ash Green Meadows. In separate teams we made our three little hog homes. One out … Continue reading

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Wellesley Wildlife Wander

This morning, armed with sweep nets, bug pots and a fairy sheet, I led a family wildlife walk exploring Wellesley Woodlands. It was a lovely, crisp & sunny day discovering all the work our volunteers and rangers do to promote wildlife. The … Continue reading

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