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Start Of Spring

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021

The Hebridean (and one Shetland) sheep seem to be finding plenty to eat at Plover's Pool as the grass is beginning to grow.

A sure sign that Spring is on its way is the sound of frogs croaking in the reedbed. Work in the Willow Coppice is now complete and the area will be left to recover and regenerate. This frog seemed to appreciate one of the newly created habitat piles!

The list of species recorded on the monthly observation board is gradually increasing. Moths such as Pale Brindled Beauty, Dotted Border and March Moth have been found on the walls of the Field Centre. Great Spotted Woodpeckers can be heard drumming to mark out their territories and Tawny Owls have been calling out to each other during the daytime. Flowers are slowly daring to show themselves in the spring sunshine. This daisy is one of the first flowers to be discovered on the reserve this year. Hazel and Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage are also in flower.

Hopefully, the outside space will beable to re-open to visitors soon, keep an eye on here for further details.

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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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Autumn Worky Day

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. 

Richmond Coffee Morning

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. 

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