Keeping Busy

Thursday, November 28th 2019

Volunteers were too busy working today to notice the cool temperatures. It was a day to catch up on smaller tasks that have been on the list for a while. Staff and young people from Northdale Horticulture in Northallerton joined in too and swept the leaves from the boardwalk to the outdoor classroom.

A small Oak tree was kindly donated recently. It was planted in the newly cleared area close to the plantation. Here it will have plenty of space and sunlight and should reach a good size eventually.

Repairing bridges, making a new key press, tidying sheds and cleaning bird feeders were all jobs that got 'ticked off' the 'to do' list.

Natural materials were also gathered and prepared for the Festive Crafts Workshop in early December. Whilst out and about, the team noticed fungi almost everywhere.

At least there is one benefit from endless rainfall!

If you would like to get involved why not come along to the December Winter Worky day and have a go at some practical conservation work? Fresh air, exercise and even a hot meal as a thank you! It definitely beats Christmas shopping!


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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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December Winter Worky Day

Saturday 7th December 2019 | 10.00am-3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided.



Festive Crafts Workshop (Willow wreaths and Tannenbaums)

Saturday 14th December 2019 | 10.00am - 12 noon

Make a beautiful miniature, decorative Christmas tree or a wreath from natural materials. At the end of this workshop you will have a stunning centrepiece for any festive occasion. Tea/coffee and a mince pie are included. Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a required donation of £15 per person to cover materials and a discounted donation of £10 for Friends of the reserve and Volunteers.

 


 



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