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Christmas at Foxglove

Saturday, December 5th 2020

The reserve is open all year round and is only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The Field Centre is open again and there are lots of Natural History themed gift ideas from bespoke bird boxes, hedgehog houses and bat boxes to wildlife books and charts. The elves have been busy packing reindeer food too (sprinkle it on your lawn for Rudolph and his friends)! If you are stuck for a gift to post you can sponsor a bird box on the reserve and the certificate can be sent directly to the recipient with a personal message.

There are new Christmas cards in stock too, illustrated by Brigadier Mark Conroy. All proceeds from sales in the Field Centre go directly Foxglove Covert LNR (Registered charity 1089020). There are several designs to choose from including this Redwing in the snow.

To have a bit of 'screen free' family time, have a go at the Christmas Elf Trail; a self guided trail around the Red Route (pushchair and wheelchair friendly) to look for natural clues. Help Edward the Elf to find all of the ingredients for his magic potion and learn some fun facts along the way. He needs lots of items including twigs, feathers and autumn leaves.

No need to book as this is a self guided activity, just pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre (only 50p) and bring your own pencil from home to tick off the items when you see them. If you spot Edward the Elf on your adventure then please take his photo and upload it to our Facebook page!


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