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Holywell Cemetery, Oxford22 Dec 2013
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Holywell Cemetery, managed for wildlife...

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...and a haven of tranquility for quiet contemplation.

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Each mid-winter we clear some of the brambles between the memorials...

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Watlington Hill, Watlington, South Oxfordshire8 Dec 2013
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Jerry gets everyone's attention with some mince pies

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North Hinksey Nature Reserve1 Dec 2013
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Clearing reeds and reshaping the pond

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Looks messy but will hopefully help the frogs and toads that use the ponds when breeding.

Trap Grounds, Oxford16 Nov 2013
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Planting shrubs to help protect the Kingfisher bank (Courtesy of Alan Allport, Friends of The Trap Grounds)

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Tea break (Courtesy of Alan Allport, Friends of The Trap Grounds)

Lye Valley, Oxford9 Nov 2013
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Tea break for some very wet volunteers

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Raking up and removing cut vegetation

Kirtlington Parish, North Oxfordshire3 Nov 2013
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The hedge at the beginning of the day

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Removing excess scrub

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Pissen Wood, Oxfordshire26 Oct 2013
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Dinner on the campfire

St Mary's Fields, Kidlington, Oxfordshire20 Oct 2013
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Windale Community Primary School, Blackbird Leys, Oxford6 Oct 2013
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Trap Grounds, Oxford5 Oct 2013
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Today we're helping the Friends of the Trap Grounds once again.

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The main lake is in danger of filling entirely with reeds, so we're clearing some out.

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Testing the waters.

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Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire29 Sep 2013
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Kingstone Coombes LWS, Ashbury, South West Oxfordshire15 Sep 2013
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Today we're working in a beautiful chalk grassland coomb with a view

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The rarer chalk grassland plants are being choked by Tor grass

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Tor grass is unpalatable to livestock, so we're clearing it with grass hooks

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Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire25 Aug 2013
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Trap Grounds, Oxford24 Aug 2013
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Since our last visit the Kingfisher bank shuttering has been backfilled with earth...

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... and an attractive pond excavated by digger.

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The sides of the pond are however a bit regular and steep ...

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The Waterways, North Oxford11 Aug 2013
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Today we are helping to clear the pretty stream running through the Waterways wildlife corridor

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A very good turnout from OCV and local residents

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The stream has become clogged with vegetation ...

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St Mary's Fields, Kidlington, Oxfordshire4 Aug 2013
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Today we're helping the friends of St. Mary's Field ...

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... with raking the hay meadow

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The hay is piled in the undergrowth, as habitat and hibernacula for reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates

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Grays Lane Bank, Ibstone, Buckinghamshire 28 Jul 2013
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Return to Ibstone to dig more Hawthorns and pull Ragwort

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Tool talk

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Orchids now over but still many flowers, like Wild Parsnip ...

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Deddington Parish, North Oxfordshire21 Jul 2013
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Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire14 Jul 2013
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Post Hole

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Mick, don't look

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Bucket with a view

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Trap Grounds, Oxford13 Jul 2013
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We're helping the Friends build a Kingfisher bank

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Area in front will be dug out to make a deep pond, the soil will be used to make a near vertical bank

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Today's task is to put up temporary shuttering to support the soil until it has stabilised

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Grays Lane Bank, Ibstone, Buckinghamshire 7 Jul 2013
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The view ...

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... and the chalk grassland meadow we are helping to conserve ...

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... with common spotted orchid ...

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St Michael's Church, Begbroke, North Oxfordshire6 Jul 2013
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The churchyard wall at lunchtime, with walnut tree

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The back wall of the churchyard

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Taking a well earned rest

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Lye Valley, Oxford30 Jun 2013
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Starting to rake the south fen

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Snapping reeds on the south fen

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Volunteers taking a break

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Deddington Parish, North Oxfordshire15 Jun 2013
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Work on the first stretch of wall

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First stretch of wall

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Standlake Ranch, Witney, West Oxfordshire9 Jun 2013
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Shotover Country Park, Oxford26 May 2013
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Standlake Ranch, Witney, West Oxfordshire19 May 2013
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Telegraph poles are remarkably heavy to carry...

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...but luckily there are lots of OCVers here to move this one

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In the foreground everyone is busy digging holes for posts. In the background four lucky volunteers are out on boats, pulling reeds

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Chilswell Valley, Oxford5 May 2013
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Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland29 Apr 2013
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At the Grey Mare's Tail

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The start point for our walk

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That is the Grey Mare's Tail - it's a waterfall you see, not a tail.

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Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland28 Apr 2013
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The weather today looks less promising!

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The first of several warnings

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Striking out

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Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland27 Apr 2013
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Setting off

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Our first view of Carrifran

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The viewpoint

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Carrifran Wildwood, Scotland26 Apr 2013
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View from the hill above our hall

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Near the hall

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Our lovely abode is at the bottom right

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Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire21 Apr 2013
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Deddington Parish, North Oxfordshire14 Apr 2013
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Toad in the hole

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Beginning of the day

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Collapsed wall being dismantled and graded

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St Michael's Church, Begbroke, North Oxfordshire7 Apr 2013
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OCV's task today is to restore this heap of stone to its former glory as a dry-stone wall

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First job is to get rid of encroaching brambles

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Next the stones are laid out by size - already things are looking more organised!

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Raleigh Park, Oxford24 Mar 2013
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Aston Rowant NNR, South Oxfordshire17 Mar 2013
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Widnell Park, Piddington, North Oxfordshire10 Mar 2013
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Planning the next visit

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Starting the fire

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Feeding the fire

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Kennington Pools, Oxford3 Mar 2013
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Precarious positions #1

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Pollarding a young willow

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Sydlings Copse, North-East Oxford17 Feb 2013
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Lincombe Lane, Boars Hill, Oxford16 Feb 2013
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Watlington Hill, Watlington, South Oxfordshire10 Feb 2013
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'Cultivate', Little Wittenham, South Oxfordshire2 Feb 2013
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Cultivate + OCV = a volunteer army

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Mulch ado

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A watched pot never boils

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Deddington Parish, North Oxfordshire27 Jan 2013
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Brasenose Wood, Oxford26 Jan 2013
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A frosty and damp start

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A barrier made from brash and a log pile for invertebrates

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Stansfeld Park, Oxford13 Jan 2013
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Building a new set of steps

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Cutting up felled trees to create habitat piles

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Crecy Hill LWS, Tackley, Oxfordshire 6 Jan 2013
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