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Swiftly Hedging

WOW!!!!! What a fantastic job, I’m amazed at your efforts and achievement today. Well done to you all.  I can’t wait to see the finished job. Quote form Nev Yes we were well pleased to have finished this overgrown hedge.There’s plenty of brash to dispose of in the ditch but that can wait for another […]

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Hedge laying

Two recent pictures of Swift Valley early hedge laying in progress. Pictures by Steve Wright  

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Swift’s Splendours

The late winter hedge laying has now finished.  Today, with the sun out the Valley looked busy and great. There were Chiffchaff, Blackcaps, Sedge Warblers and many more birds singing,  Peacock, Brimstones, Orangetip & small Tortoiseshell butterflies all on the wing. Lovely. As the photos show there was blossom out, snakes head fritillary, celandine, and wood anemone looking good. […]

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Update on Swift

Pictures from 2015 by Neville Weston of hedge-laying activity.

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Calling all Tree lovers

Swift Valley reserve is receiving a number of trees, which were ordered through Brandon Marsh Nature Reserve.  They are arranging a tree planting session at Swift on Sat 21st of March, meeting at 9.30am in the car park. They would welcome more help – bring planting tools, gloves & refreshments if you are able. from Nev Weston, […]

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Swift Valley Feb. 2015

Swift Valley is a wildlife trust reserve on the North side of Rugby near Brownsover Hall Hotel. Recent winter work by the “Friends of Swift Valley” volunteers consisted of continuing the thinning of the woodland trees so opening up the canopy and giving space to allow selected trees to mature, creating wildlife habitat with dead hedges and log […]

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Wild flower planting

We have over 300 wild flower plants being delivered at the end of the July.  So dig out your trowels and come along and help. See Calendar for Work Party dates. from Neville Weston

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Swiftly letting in the light

A healthy group of Nature Forcers turned out in spite of the weather forecast on Wednesday. After getting a thorough soaking the task was to transform a path through the wood where a tunnel had grown.  Trees on either side had formed an arch keeping out the light.  Also, some of the wood had become […]

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November Nature Force

Coppicing & generally thinning the woodland.  

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Swift Valley Bird feeders

The bird feeding station watch point. Very busy in this cold weather.      

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