Another lovely day at Foxglove!

Wednesday, June 10th 2009

10 volunteers came today and the weather luckily kept fine. The group split up and some took an invasive weed from the ponds through the scrapes whilst others slashed bracken beside the wet meadow boardwalk. In the back garden Jack and Jill carried on with their mammoth clearing of undergrowth to open up the garden area. After lunch we did bracken management on the moorland. You can see Colin, Susan, Ray and John taking time out in the shade of a fallen willow!

Colin, Susan, Ray and John

Meanwhile Anne led a guided walk for 18 people from the NHS Retirement Fellowship. Most had not been to Foxglove before and were amazed at what they found here.

The Dales School were here and their students helped prune long branches from the edges of the paths along the beck.

Sheep's Sorrel, Lesser Stitchwort, Changing Forget-me-not and the first Common Poppy are out in flower.

2 Plover chicks were seen with their parents on the wet meadows and another one was on the nest. Chimney Sweeper moths were on the wing through the bracken.

The moth trap was set last thing.

All in all another lovely day at Foxglove!

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