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!

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