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Opening Up The Views

Saturday, November 28th 2020

Once the Willow Coppice is complete, the view from the scrapes will be opened up. It already looks different; a Holly and an Oak were revealed by volunteers last week and will become features when the Willow cutting is complete. All of the Willow in this area will be cut to ground level to encourage regeneration. 

Further along the Red Route, Alder trees were removed from the front of the main bridge to the hide. Not only will this benefit the visitors as the view will be opened up, it will also free up the flight path of birds that use the lake such as Kingfishers and Grey Wagtails and allow more light to reach the floor for wildflowers.

Other important pruning jobs were carried out too.

Volunteers also painted fingerposts, built new Mink rafts, organised digital photographs, filled bird feeders, updated social media and monitored the observation bee hive plus much more. The roles of volunteers are very varied so if you feel that you have some time to offer and would like to learn new skills then please get in touch with the Reserve Managers who would love to hear from you!

On Thursday, two very important visitors came to Foxglove Covert LNR in their role as assessors for the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.  The Reserve has been nominated for this very prestigious award and the Management Group and Reserve Managers have worked hard behind the scenes, which resulted in us being short-listed for the Award.  It is hoped that the assessors were impressed with what they found and that we fulfilled the criteria needed in order to be successful.  The results will be announced in Spring 2021.  Chair of the Management Group, Lesley Garbutt, wishes to thank everyone present on the day for their important contribution.  Her thanks also go to each and every person involved with the Reserve who, together, make a successful team and ensure that we go from strength to strength.

(1) Comments:

Val Ramsay responded on 29th Nov 2020 with...

Good luck to you all with the award, you really do deserve it!

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