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Happy New Year

Thursday, December 31st 2015

It’s been a busy year at Foxglove and a lot has been achieved. We have undertaken some large scale improvements like the creation of our wildfowl feeding area.

The willow spiling on Risedale Beck has been really successful at reducing the erosion to the bank in high levels of flow.

We completed the coppicing of a large area of our willow carr earlier in the year.

It has been another busy year of educational visits with over 1300 people attending one of our activities.

We ran a really successful Festival of Nature in the summer with over 300 people visiting the reserve, being treated to excellent guided walks and nature related activities.

We have also completed all the usual practical management activities such as invasive clearance that help to keep the habitats here at Foxglove in excellent condition for the flora and fauna that make the reserve their home.

We really couldn’t manage to complete so much work without the help of everyone who contributes to Foxglove. Whether it’s turning out in all weathers to work on the reserve, helping with school visits, or any of the other varied work that takes place we really appreciate everyone’s contribution. We really couldn’t do it without you and would like to thank you for all that you have done in 2015.

Looking ahead to 2016 we will be holding our first worky day of the New Year on the 9th of January where we will be out on the reserve completing some practical work. We will of course provide the usual curry lunch and hope as many of you can make it as possible. If you would like to come could you please let us know so we can make suitable arrangements for food.

We hope that everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous year in 2016 and we look forward to welcoming you to the reserve.

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