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Badger prints and tree planting

Saturday, February 27th 2010

This week has again been a busy one at Foxglove Covert. In spite of the wintry weather all of our regular groups have visited and helped us out in one way or another. Tuesday was volunteer day and lots of people joined us back in the woodland to brash and tidy fallen branches. This work will continue over the next fortnight or so. The Dales school group enjoyed a winter walk around the reserve on Tuesday too.

These Badger prints were discovered on one of our footpaths on Wednesday. As you can see, they are very large and have the distinctive five toes.

Badger prints

Several students from Askham Bryan College carried out some tree planting today. They planted several Oak and Beech trees along the ancient hedgelines up on the moor. These trees had been donated by visitors including Wendy so thank you for those! The students worked really hard in the driving wind and rain (which later turned to snow) and as ever we are extremely grateful for their help.

Students from Askham Bryan College

The snow is falling right now (Friday afternoon) and the becks are already full of melting snow and rain water. Here in Tim's photo you can see how much water is flowing over the weir.

The weir


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