A Wednesday Walk Around

Saturday, November 17th 2018

No moth trap again to empty on Wednesday morning due to the forecast wind, which actually seemed very variable depending upon where you lived.  It is not looking good this Tuesday night either.  On checking the Field Centre we did find several moths including November Moth, Spruce Carpet and Mottled Umber.

We fed the Mallards and wached as they climbed out onto the bank, accompanied by Moorhens and the male Wigeon.  As usual the camera had to be pushed beyond its real capabilities, but you can see the three species of water bird in the photo, all enjoying the food.

Water birds feeding

Walking through the Sycamore Avenue, we were reminded of our childhoods, as we enjoyed the sound of rustling leaves.

Sycamore Avenue

Sitting tightly on the bark of a tree was a harvestman.

Harvestman

Oak leaves caught our attention, not showing holes, the probable tell tale signs of a caterpillar, but the veins of the leaf.  A leaf mine had eaten the leaf leaving behind the veins.   A close look and there was an insect almost camouflaged against the damage. (Bottom left ish.)

Leaf mine damage

Some species have regular habitats and we can almost guarentee that they will be there at certain times of the year.  Fly Agaric grows on the bank of the beck, leaving the wetland.  Yes, a large one was growing through the vegetation.

Fly Agaric

On the beck, Water Crickets continued to dance amongst the overhanging vegetation.  Not a brilliant photo as it was rather dull and the vegetation was casting shadows and making patterns on the water.

Water Crickets


(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


Owl Pellet Discovery - CANCELLED

Wednesday 8th April 2020 | 10.30am start

The events programme has been temporarily withdrawn. For up to date information this website, FaceBook and other forms of social media should be consulted. If you have donated in advance to secure a place on an event you will be contacted over the next few days and offered a refund. We apologise for this inconvenience.

Come and learn all about the different  owl species that live in North Yorkshire. Find out what they eat by dissecting their pellets and identifying the contents.  Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



Richmond Coffee Morning - POSTPONED

Thursday 9th April 2020 | 9.00am - 12 noon

Due to the current situation, the coffee morning has been postponed. The next is planned for October 22nd.

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. 

If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day.  No need to book, just turn up!



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter




The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
{alt}

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue


View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive