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Wednesday, November 3rd 2021

There was a familiar face at Foxglove yesterday when Carol Malia, TV presenter from BBC Look North (North East and Cumbria) paid a brief visit to learn more about the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS) and what it means for the reserve.

The dedicated team of conservation volunteers were busy clearing away brash from the Maple and Sycamore Avenue on the green trail. Earlier that morning, Tree Surgeon Sean Stockdale had felled some of the trees along the pathside in order to thin the woodland edge and allow the healthier trees more space to grow.

Carol interviewed several volunteers to find out more about volunteering at the reserve and what the work involves.

The weather was perfect and although it was cold it remained dry.

The autumn colours around the lake at this time of year are stunning and the blue sky was an added bonus!

There was just enough time to pop into the wheelchair friendly hide and walk along the Easy Access Trail before heading back to the Field Centre.

Back inside, beekeepers Colonel Alistair and Alison were on hand to explain how the observation hive works and the Queen bee was observed laying eggs!

Carol then signed the visitor book and was pleased to receive a jar of Foxglove honey as a souvenir!

Thank you to Carol and Cameraman Jonathan for taking time to visit the reserve and to all of the staff and volunteers who made them welcome.


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