Royal Garden Party

Saturday, May 28th 2022

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service was awarded to the Foxglove Covert volunteer group last year. This is the highest award given to volunteer groups across the UK. As a result two representatives were invited to attend a royal garden party. Names of all those wishing to go were put into a draw and the two lucky people were  Katie and Lesley. Katie does a huge amount behind the scenes editing Undergrowth, updating social media and taking care of the Friends and 100 club administration and Lesley is one of the longest serving volunteers having been a member of the bird ringing team for many years and also serving as Chair in recent years. 

Lately, there has been a lot of baking going on within the ringing group but now Lesley's expectations have reached a new level (no pressure Colin, Hayley and Aaron)!

This lovely view shows the grounds off well, almost a Nature Reserve in the heart of London. Blue skies prevailed on a well earned day!

Whilst in the grounds they discovered some familiar flowers too!

Thank you to Katie and Lesley for sharing their photographs, we look forward to a more detailed write up in the summer edition of Undergrowth.


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Butterflies and Moths Treasure Trail

Friday 22nd July 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

Enjoy a walk around the red route (easy access trail) and find the clues to learn all about these wonderful insects. 

Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and check your answers at the end.

No booking required as this is a selg guided activity! Please remember to bring a pencil from home.

The clues will be out for the duration of the school summer holidays (North Yorkshire dates).



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Wednesday 27th July 2022 | Various sessions available 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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