Saturday, April 29th 2023

The cool weather is keeping many of the flowers 'on hold'. If you look back at the April blogs of 2021 and 2022 you will notice a big difference.  This raises the question were they too warm or is this April too cold?  

Bird Cherry shows its leaves quite early in the spring and are they often covered by greenfly.  The buds appear and suddenly there are flowers!

One of the apple trees in the orchard has just about opened its flowers.

Bluebells can be seen on the bank along Risedale Beck and many other places across the reserve.  At the minute the buds are staying tightly closed.

A reminder of the Dawn Chorus Walk on Monday 8th May, starting at 0530.  If you are interested please book your place through the web site or contact the reserve managers.

We are going to trial some new methods of recording to enable us to have more detail about the species that call Foxglove home.  The monthly observation board will still be available.  More information will be available shortly. 

(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

Access to the Reserve: CLOSED

Monday 20th May 2024 |

Due to security and access problems the reserve is temporarily closed to the public except for organised events.

Dragonfly Walk

Sunday 21st July 2024 | 1pm-3pm

Guided walk around Foxglove Covert LNR to spot and learn about IDing dragonflies and damselflies. Led by county recorder Keith Gittens.

Booking essential. Donations welcome.


Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive