Extra Help

Thursday, November 14th 2019

Volunteers from Help for Heroes joined in with the regular team to help with many different tasks from cleaning bird feeders…

to adding metal plates on to bird boxes (to prevent squirrel damage) and sanding down and painting benches.

Work also continued today with the clearing of scrub and Silver Birch. Loppers, saws and tree poppers were all used to fight back the vegetation!

Temperature plummeted but the fire kept people warm, as did ferrying cut trees! 

There were so many trees that Carla was allowed out of the centre to escape from number crunching for a whole day!

Our sincere thanks to everyone for all of their hard work and we look forward to welcoming the team from Phoenix House back in the near future!


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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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