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Monday, November 30th 2020

With sunshine and showers all day long the conditions were perfect for rainbows. This photograph was taken by Olivia as she checked on the sheep. It seems that there could be a pot of gold at the bottom of Spigot Mere!

It was a job worth doing as some of the Hebrideans had escaped and were in the wildflower meadow again! Luckily Gerry and Olivia have perfected their shepherding skills and they were soon rounded up back onto the wetland.

Preparations for the new Willow fence continued in the Scrapes. This is a project led by students on work placement from Askham Bryan.

Inside, more preparations were underway as the Christmas tree was decorated ready for the Field centre to be re-opened on Wednesday.

The toilets, shop area and activity room will be open again however, the kitchen will remain closed to visitors for now. All people entering the Field Centre must either sign in using the NHS App or leave their contact details on the paper log sheet. Masks must be worn and all people entering the building are requested to use the hand sanitiser provided.

There is a lot in the pipeline for the run up to Christmas. Over the next few weeks there will be a self guided Christmas trail; clue sheets will be available from the centre for only 50p each. Our popular Reindeer food will be back on sale (sprinkle it on your lawn to feed Rudolph and his gang on Christmas Eve) alongside newly designed Foxglove Christmas cards. Watch this space!

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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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Owl Pellet Discovery

Monday 26th July 2021 | 10.00am start

Come and learn all about the different  owl species that live in North Yorkshire. Find out what they eat by dissecting their pellets and identifying the contents.  Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £2.50 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.

Family Pond Dipping 1

Wednesday 28th July 2021 | 45 minute sessions 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. 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. 

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


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