Summer Work

Friday, July 28th 2023

The work at Foxglove changes with the seasons and the weather.  During the summer it can include smaller maintenance type jobs.  Well the job that the 'DreamTeam' took on did not sound big - remove the vegetation off the bridge.  Easy, that was until they started and found that the vegetation had other ideas!  What started as a small job entailed a lot of hard work.  Thanks for doing this very important task.  The bridge is now pristine.

We have some very rare Black Poplar trees on the reserve, at the head of the lake.  They were planted in February 2012.  (Apologies for the size of the photo but techneology has moved on since then!) https://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/blog/varied-work

These trees are now 11 years old.  This photo shows one of them on the left.  It has grown just a little!

Relatively easy to identify when in leaf, much harder in winter, especially amongst other trees.  We decided that they needed to be labelled so no accidental felling could take place.  Brian was cutting out the labels that will be carefully placed on the trees, ensuring no damage to the trees in the future.

Another job involved putting together the kit for cutting larger pieces of wood.

Jan has been sorting the sales table and adding some Christmas jewellry.  Yes early for Christmas but never too  soon to begin to look for pressies!  Other tasks carried out included trimming overhead branches along the access route, strimming the edges of ever growing path edges, identifying the moths and recording species seen.

A huge thank you to staff and volunteers for keeping the reserve looking so good, in a season where everything is growing exceptionally well.


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