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Foxglove at Catterick Market

Monday, November 16th 2009

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who stood out in the cold today at Catterick Market in order to raise money for the reserve - and especially to Bev and Beryl (pictured) who were on the early shift.

Bev and Beryl at the Foxglove stall

Not only does this help to generate vital funds but it also increases awareness of Foxglove Covert and what it has to offer the local community. We really do appreciate this kind of help. The total collected was £405.92 which is better than last year (£325.32) and a significant sum in the current financial climate. This was a sterling effort from all those involved so many thanks to those who gave of their time - and the home team who kept the reserve open to visitors throughout the day.

The ringing day suffered slightly as a result of the market with ringers rattling buckets also; nevertheless 172 birds were processed at Foxglove including 15 new Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Long tails and other routine species.


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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.



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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.



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