Faces Old and New!

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.

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

Jubilee Trail

Friday 27th May 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

A trail around the red route (wheelchair friendly) to find all things red, white and blue! Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and learn some amazing facts about British wildlife as you stroll around the reserve.

No need to book a place as this is a self guided activity. Please bring your own pencil. You can check your answers back at the centre.

The clues will be out for the duration of the Whitsun school holidays (North Yorkshire dates).

Butterflies and Moths Treasure Trail

Friday 22nd July 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

Enjoy a walk around the red route (easy access trail) and find the clues to learn all about these wonderful insects. 

Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and check your answers at the end.

No booking required as this is a selg guided activity! Please remember to bring a pencil from home.

The clues will be out for the duration of the school summer holidays (North Yorkshire dates).


Undergrowth Newsletter

Undergrowth Newsletter Autumn 2021 - Issue 56

The reserve's newsletter for Autumn 2021.

Read this Issue

Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2020/21 Issue 54

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