A new venue for us  working for Eastleigh Borough Council at Itchen Valley Country Park (home from home for Ben and Kevin).  Kevin will lead the task of coppicing and stacking the cut material. All chainsaws and hard hats on duty please. Remember to bring the hand tools you collected last week. Wellies advised. Important: […]

More clearing the under-storey and thinning the trees in a remote corner of the Itchen Valley Country Park, like we did this time last year. Kevin to lead the task. Two visits. All chainsaws and hard hats required on site and allow for the ground being wet. Please read the venue page for parking notes.

More clearing the under-storey and thinning the trees in a remote corner of the Itchen Valley Country Park, like we did this time last year. Kevin to lead the task. Two visits. All chainsaws and hard hats required on site and allow for the ground being wet. Please read the venue page for parking notes.

Install about 120m of stock fence, posts and strainers. Kevin doing the Eastleigh risk analysis  paperwork and will lead. The line has been cleared by local staff. The field is adjacent to the river and is prone to being soft but the recent dry weather has firmed it up nicely. No need for wellies. All […]

Installing about 110m of new stock fence for Itchen Valley Country Park. Task leader Kevin. Fence line along the Navigation tow-path has been cleared by local rangers. Dennis and our tool trailer will both be absent. We will collect the needed tools last week. There is a 15 minute walk from the carpark to the […]

A summer job for Itchen Valley Country Park. Probably lead by Kevin. Between the cafe and the airport the river flows South in several channels of varying size. On a rotation basis the lesser channels are cleared of overhanging vegetation,  mostly willow, for the benefit of Southern Blue Damselfly which breeds in these carriers. Cut […]

A summer job for Itchen Valley Country Park. Probably lead by Kevin. Between the cafe and the airport the river flows South in several channels of varying size. On a rotation basis the lesser channels are cleared of overhanging vegetation,  mostly willow, for the benefit of Southern Blue Damselfly which breeds in these carriers. Cut […]