A busy two days at Foxglove

Thursday, April 23rd 2009

It has been a busy two days here at Foxglove. Yesterday we had seven volunteers who were clearing up dead wood along the side of the new boardwalk and also wood chipping the new paths which are linking in with the wet meadows area. The Dales School brought 10 students who joined in with this work and finished one of our paths for us.

Early Thorn moth

Today the moth trap gave us 26 moths of five different species. The most notable were one Early Thorn (pictured above) and 1 Streamer which was a new record for the reserve.

After we finished the moth ID Elizabeth and Ray stayed for the rest of the day to help with more chipping on the middle moor field. The newly planted hedgelines were being fitted with rabbit proof fences which should be finished by tomorrow.

The cattle were fed the last of the bales of hay provided free by Mrs Gillian Porter-Farrow.

The new hide on the wet meadows has come on leaps and bounds over the last week. The pre-fabricated panels were brought yesterday and put up in one day. Now the roof has gone on. Hopefully by this time next week we should be able to view the Lapwings et al from the finished product!


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?


Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

More Details

Upcoming Events


Winter Worky Day

Sunday 3rd March 2024 | 10am - 3pm

The final winter worky day of the season, join Foxglove staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management. Bring old clothes and sturdy footwear you don't mind getting mucky and a packed lunch. 

Booking essential for this free event. 



Spring Crafts Day

Wednesday 27th March 2024 | 10am-3pm

Spring themed crafts for kids during the Easter holiday. Come along to enjoy the reserve as spring breaks through and have a go at some kid-friendly crafts in the Field Centre classroom.

No booking required. Donations welcome.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive