Category Archives: Martin Reeves

September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published!

The September issue of Grasslands e-news is now published and has been emailed directly to our subscribers.  There is news on our new membership scheme, forthcoming bat identification evenings at Eastleigh with Martin Reeves and our recent visit to the British … Continue reading

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Family fun and full to capacity!

The day came, the skies cleared and Meadow Madness and Wild Woods was a runner.  Our family countryside day in partnership with Eastleigh Borough Council was a sell out, well parking spaces were, but the recent rain (remember those days) … Continue reading

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Volunteers – Why do we have them?

Well, when things are going fine, the weather is good, materials are on site and the first aid kit hasn’t been opened in a while it is easy to forget the value and importance of our volunteering force. Generally they … Continue reading

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In Raptures about Raptors

One aspect of my community grasslands work which I thoroughly enjoy is engaging the public in new experiences. Getting visitors to some sites purely to sample the meadows, which at some times of the year can be far from an … Continue reading

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It’s Bluebell Time Again

The warm weather has certainly hastened the bluebells to push their way through; are they earlier than ever or is that just my imagination? However, this annual cycle of colour also brings with it a few dilemmas for those of … Continue reading

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Meadow Madness & Wild Woods

Since my last DoGG words things have been very busy. Volunteers have been working extremely hard at Moorgreen Meadows, Hedge End to clear and crown lift encroaching Holly. This has also had a benefit of opening up the wooded area, … Continue reading

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Community Grasslands

Martin Reeves Well, my second blog then – they seem to come around so quickly! The DoGG project is now gathering pace with a regular pattern of community family events happening, in fact a couple of walks and talks over … Continue reading

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