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Feeding the Flocks!

Wednesday, February 10th 2021

Snow has been accumulating on the reserve over the past few days and inbetween the heavy showers there have been some spectacular blue skies.

The ice on the lake is now covered with fresh snow.

At Foxglove the wildlife gets a helping hand when the weather is bad. Over 30 Mallards were gathered around the duck platform this morning waiting to be fed!

Staff have had to switch the wheelbarrow for a sledge in order to fill the bird feeders around the reserve! Keeping them topped up has been important in this cold snap as the wild birds need all the help they can get to survive the harsh conditions.

It doesn't end there as the sheep out on the wetland need some extra food too when the temperature at night time dips well below freezing. 

In spite of the bitter cold, the views are spectacular…

What a wonderful place!


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Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 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. 



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Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. 

If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day. 

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