New Species

Friday, August 5th 2022

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the reserve and to celebrate it is hoped to discover 30 new species of wildlife. With over 2, 700 species already on the list this is going to be a challenge! So far this year 12 have been discovered including a Silver-washed Fritillary butterfly which only showed itself for the first time last week.

If you would like to help to find some more wildlife to add to the growing list then why not join us tomorrow in a search of the whole site. Join Botanists, Ornithologists, Entomologists and Lepidopterists to learn more about their subjects. There will be a chance to chat to the Beekeepers and Birdringers and to watch a demonstration on how to make Kombucha from fungi! You may be lucky and spot a Common Lizard basking during a sunny spell like the one here that was photographed yesterday.

There will be fun nature themed activities for the children and refreshments on sale too. It will be the last chance to buy a raffle ticket too! Check the events page on our website for exact timings.


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All About The Bugs! 2

Wednesday 17th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - starting on the hour

Come along and find out which minibeasts are living in some of the habitats at Foxglove. Book a minibeast session for your family bubble. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the equipment will be cleaned between sessions.

Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time.

A donation in advance (card payment by phone) of £5 per family bubble is required in order to secure your booking. 



Pond Dipping 3

Wednesday 24th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - starting on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble of up to six people. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions.

Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. 

A donation of only £5 per group in advance will confirm your time slot.



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