Stone Circles and Paths

Tuesday, April 30th 2019

Bluebells on the bank by the stone circle are beginning to flourish now although there are many more still to flower. The colour will intensify day by day. The coconut- like scent of the gorse flower or 'Whin' was in the air adding to an idyllic setting.

Volunteers paused here for a while, then visited Spigot Mere, on the way back to the Field Centre after a morning tackling a drainage problem on one of the trails.

A good section of stone path was upgraded by the team who are now a dab hand with spades, mattocks and wacker plates! The result was very rewarding and the new surface looks fantastic.

Gerry organised the day into 'phases' and was surprised at how many were achieved! Three phases later, another section had been re-surfaced too!

Students from the Dales School helped out by raking pathways and bird feeders were filled by volunteers too. Another productive day thanks to the dedicated Foxglove volunteers!


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?


Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

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.

More Details

Upcoming Events


Halloween Trail

Monday 21st October 2019 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

From 21st October till the 3rd November

Come and explore the reserve on a crisp autumn day and find all the hidden pumpkins scattered along the trail, find them all to answer the quiz and learn about the creepy creatures of the night that live at Foxglove.

No need to book in advance. All ages welcome, warm clothes and sturdy footwear is advised, quiz and answer sheets will be available in the field centre. £1 donation per quiz sheet.



Explore For Fungi

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Join in for a stroll around the reserve to discover which fungi are fruiting and learn more about these fascinating species. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. In order to secure a place please call the Reserve Managers to make a minimum donation of £5 per head in advance, thank you.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter


The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
{alt}

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue




View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive