A Snowy Giveaway

Friday, February 1st 2019

It was a glorious snowy day at Foxglove today, the reserve was covered in a blanket of white, and more snow came early in the afternoon. 

A walk around the reserve this morning proved it was difficult for wildlife to be discreet after a snowfall. Tracks could be seen everywhere, including what looks like a pheasant…

... a rabbit or hare, with the hind-legs visible at the front, and the fore-legs behind…

...a Blackbird around the feeders….

... and a Fox strolling around the reserve, possibly one of those which has been seen in the last couple of days. 

The small birds appreciated the feeders being filled after such a cold night. 

One particularly friendly Robin decided he was too impatient to wait for the feeders to be filled, and ate the seed straight out of the wheelbarrow!

It was the ducks' turn to be fed, and they didn't take long to waddle across the snowy, frozen lake.

Our four Exmoors had their fair share too!

In other non-snow related news, we had some extra panels installed today in the outdoor classroom above our new interpretation panels. We have some friendly visitors who tend to roost on the beams above the table, and while we love owls, they do make a mighty mess!

They will still be able to sit on top of the boards, and they will be further protected from the elements, while our table and the panels will stay clean!

(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

Pond Dipping for Adults

Wednesday 19th June 2019 | 10.00-12.00

Ever wondered what the children are looking at in the sinks on the pond-dipping platforms? Do you work with children or want to know more so that you teach your own children about freshwater habitats and wildlife? Maybe you are just interested and would like to have a go! This is a chance to study some of the fauna that lurk in the depths of the Foxglove ponds. Booking essential as places are limited. A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.

Moth Morning

Wednesday 3rd July 2019 | 09.00- 11.00

Join our team of volunteers in recording and identifying all the moths found in the moth trap the night before., as well as any found around the reserve. Bring a camera if you would like to photograph the moths before being released.

A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.


Undergrowth Newsletter

Undergrowth Newsletter Winter to Spring 2019

Read all about what has been happening on the reserve over the winter months.

Read this Issue

Undergrowth Newsletter Autumn 2018

A busy summer at Foxglove. Read about bird ringing near and far and lots of species.

Read this Issue

Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2018

An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

Read this Issue

View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive