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

Final Winter Worky Day of the Season

Saturday, March 2nd 2013

With nesting time just around the corner the winter worky days are coming to an end. A record number of volunteers attended the final Saturday session of the season and set to work clearing the brash from the felled Sycamores.

Before Photo

Volunteers used bow saws and loppers to cut up the brash into smaller pieces to feed the fire.

Clearing Brash

The perimeter fence was cleared of branches too.

Clearing along the fence

This Seven Spot Ladybird was found amongst some of the mossy branches in the log pile.

Ladybird

Adam attacked some of the larger logs with the chainsaw.

Woodland Work

The team worked hard to grade the brash. Smaller branches were taken to the fire…..

Bonfire

whilst larger pieces of timber were used to line the edges of the woodland path.

Path edging

Pegs were made from the medium sized branches and used to hold the 'rustic' edges in place.

Hammer Time!

The younger members of the work party enjoyed knocking the pegs into place with hammers.

Fixing the pegs

By the end of the day the path looked fantastic.

After

The photo below is the same view that was shown on yesterday's blog post. What a difference!

Mission Complete

Thank you so much to all of the volunteers who have given up several of their winter Saturdays. Your efforts will directly benefit wildlife and visitors alike over the coming summer months.


(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


Meadow Mayhem

Saturday 4th July 2020 | 10.00am - 12 noon

Celebrate National Meadows Day!

Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival

A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



Damsels and Dragons

Sunday 19th July 2020 | 1.00pm start

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly? Can you tell the difference between the different species of blue damselfly? Would you like to learn more about theses fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times? Join Keith Gittens for a walk around the beautiful Foxglove ponds (some of which are usually out of bounds to visitors) and observe as many different species as you can. Last year, a new species for the reserve was discovered on this event!

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be paid in advance in order to secure a place. Payments now can be made on the phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter




The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
{alt}

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue


View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive