Happy New Year!

Friday, December 31st 2021

Foxglove Covert LNR is a registered charity and like many other charities and organisations has had an extremely tough year. 2021 has been a real 'roller coaster' for the reserve. However, after a tough start there was good news when in the Spring it was announced that the Volunteer group had been awarded with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).

This is the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK and is often described as the MBE for voluntary groups! Created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen's Golden Jubilee it recognises outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. Volunteers are the backbone of the reserve and even through the pandemic have continued to support the valuable conservation work in so many different ways. Thank you to everyone who has contributed during 2021 in whatever capacity, you have helped this special place for wildlife and people to thrive through hard times.

A reminder that the reserve will be closed tomorrow (New Year's Day) but will re-open on Sunday. Opening times are as follows:

Weekdays: 9am-5pm
Weekends and Bank Holidays: 10am-4pm

Edward the Elf is still loitering around the Red Route and will be staying out for you to find until the 4th January. If you look carefully you can see that he is proudly wearing his QAVS badge!

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you in 2022!


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Friday 27th May 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

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



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