Our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation More details

Cascading Ponds and Risedale Beck

Sunday, August 11th 2019

Volunteers have been working on the Cascading Ponds and their work is achieving its purpose, to help prevent erosion.  The reserve receives most of its water from the moors and rainfall can cause the levels to rise quickly.  This was shown by the bubbling water cascading over the falls of the ponds.  They also provide habitats for a variety of species.

Common Frogs and Toads were found here earlier in the year and now 'dragons and damsels' (dragonflies and damselflies) can be seen flitting across the water.

 

Roe Deer sometimes walk across the area and the Kingfisher was seen here recently before heading to the Lake.

Risedale Beck also rises quickly after rain and often the water is coloured brown.  This dam which creates deeper water so that the pipe can take water into the pond, next to the beck.  If the flood is very high then the dam can have some of the stones washed away. 

Some members of the Swaledale Ringing Group have headed to Dividalen for a week.  There is no communications so we will have to wait until their return to hear which birds they have ringed.  They were there last year and there is information about their visit on the blog https://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/blog/northern-norway.


(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


Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

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!



All About Fungi

Friday 22nd October 2021 | Start time 1:30pm

Join in for a stroll around the reserve to discover which fungi are fruiting and learn more about these fascinating species.

Booking is essential as spaces are limited.

In order to secure a place please call the Reserve Managers to make a minimum donation of £5 per head in advance. This event is free for Friends and Volunteers.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter


Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2020/21 Issue 54
{alt}

Find out what has been going on at the reserve during the lockdown!

Read this Issue




View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive