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Tuesday, August 9th 2011

Following the open day there has been a lot of interest in volunteering and new people are always welcome to join in on a Tuesday with practical conservation tasks. Some of the members of today's group have been coming to Foxglove for between four and eight years whilst others came for the first time today. Here are some of the group repairing boardwalk on the heathland. Birch pulling, fixing rails and checking mink rafts were some of the other ways in which volunteers helped out across the reserve.

Repairing boardwalk

Everyone agreed that it was refreshing to be out on the heathland and not weeding it for a change!

Repairing boardwalk on the heathland

In the afternoon another new person came to visit, Adam Edmonds will be starting work as Deputy Reserve Manager in the next couple of weeks. Adam was in the area and popped in to say hello. Here he is getting to grips with the site map.

New Reserve Manager

Whilst here, Adam was quite happy to answer the site mobile!

Answering the mobile

Congratulations on your new post Adam and welcome to the team!

Foxglove team 2011


(1) Comments:

Elaine Nuttall responded on 14th Feb 2014 with...

Brian Slater,
                  Message re Scarlet Elf Cup’s which you showed us at the Covert last month.
                  We ( John ) and I have found a real haven for them at The Fish Pond Plantation which is about half a mile to the east side of the Coverbridge below the pub ( O.S Map 302 )
The area is very moist/damp normally with plenty of rotting/decaying tree’s so is perfect for them, we know that you are interested in most aspects of wildlife so try and pop down.

Elaine Nuttall
Yoredale Natural History Society.


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