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Wednesday, February 19th 2014

A fun filled morning was had by all those who came along to Foxglove's half-term activities today.

There were lots of arts and craft activities to choose from, all based on the brilliant wildlife that you can find at Foxglove Covert.

One of the most popular activities was making a mobile from the natural materials found on the reserve.

After doing some of the arts and crafts activities on offer most of our young visitors headed out in the sunshine for a walk round the reserve seeing what they could find. A few collected bits of fallen branches and twigs to make a 'Journey Stick' along the way.

Keep your eyes on our events page to find out about future activity days and for more information about Eco Club which is run on the first Saturday of the month for youngsters to come and learn more about their local wildlife.

Thank you to all those who helped make today a success, the adults seemed to enjoy themselves just as much as the children!


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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.

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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.



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