Stour Valley Rangers

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We look after five main nature reserves in North Bournemouth. Here is a little bit of what we and our fabulous volunteers get up to. 😊

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A very winter river Stour. #riverstour #stourvalleylocalnaturereserve #willows #river #blueky #naturereserve #reflection #winter
Essential scrub clearing = restoring a fantastic view #scrubclearance #habitatmanagement #heathland #hardwork #beautifulview #cold #hotfire #gladofthewarmth #volunteer #manyhandsmakelightwork #kinsoncommon #gorse #splinter #manysplinters #SSSI #importantsites #rarehabitat #winteriscoming #lifeofaranger #controlledburn #bournemouth  #naturereserve #allthatsleftareashes
A good day all round working on Kinson Common. Burnt lots of Holly and spotted lots fungi including this Polypore and Candle Snuff fungi. #fungi #candlesnufffungi #mushroom #fire #hollyclearance #blueskies #winterworks #keepingwarm #volunteers #rangers #polypore #bournemouth #nature #photography #pretty #funday #winter2017
Lovely morning with our DWT volunteers burning brash from our hedge-laying sessions. It may have been a frosty start but we certainly warmed up quickly. Hopefully flowers will now come up in this area we've cleared. #fires #bonfire #dwt #conservation #sunny #winter #burning #blueskies #bitchilly #wildlifetrust #volunteers #nature #bournemouth #scrub
What a lovely day for a bit of Holly and Laurel clearance in our deciduous woodland with our volunteers. We also chipped up some of the wood piles left over from our firebreak clearance to help make the paths less muddy βœ… #kinsoncommon #tirednow #mackerelsky #autumncolours #volunteers #bournemouth #woodlandclearance #conservation #winterwork #chopping #rangers #hardatwork #outdoors #bestjob
A (disused) hornets nest. An amazing structure made from wood pulp and saliva #impressive #achitecture #amazingnature #hornets #nest #builders #vespacrabro #loveourjob #rangerfinds #handlewithcare #sodelicate #justwow #instagood #instadaily #fantasticdesign
Autumn has definitely arrived at Kingfisher Barn, along with a lovely bit of sunshine this afternoon. β˜€οΈ #autumn🍁 #nofilter #pretty #blueskies #autumn #leaves #november #yellow #orange #red #winter #stourvalleylocalnaturereserve #bournemouth #kingfisherbarn
Lovely day with the volunteers cutting and burning leggy Gorse and Birch encroaching onto the Heathland. #heathland #heather #fires #heathlandmanagement #volunteer #hot #gorse #birch #volunteers #wood #habitats #heathlandrestoration #fun #wornoutnow
That's one bench dug up and moved further away from the river bank! Perfect spot for looking out for our resident Otters or watching the sunset πŸŒ…. #memorialbench #river #sunsets #stour #stourvalleylocalnaturereserve #autumn #rangers #daysgraft #loveourjobs #countryside #digging #happy #bournemouth #winterskies #pretty #peaceful
A November Moth -right on time! #november #moth #insects #wings #pretty #beautiful #lepidoptera #stourvalley #mothtrapping #nature
Hedge laying today to create wildlife friendly hedgerows & increase barriers to livestock #hedgelaying #outdoors #heritage #crafts #hedge #countryside #livinghedge #trees #blackthorn #traditional #fieldmaple #newskills #volunteering #instagood #instadaily #absolutelysoaked #fun
It may still be a bit damp under foot thanks to last night's rainfall but what a lovely afternoon it’s turned out to be! β˜€οΈ πŸ‚ #autumn #stourvalleynaturereserve #afternoon #checkingthecows #oaktrees #old #flood #lighting #countryside #pretty #bournemouth #skies #rangers