Thank You

Monday, June 28th 2021

The reserve is looking its best just now, thanks to the dedicated team of volunteers. Tools are vital for the practical conservation tasks that are regularly carried out and are a big cost to the charity. Fortunately, Foxglove is one of the Co-ops 'causes' and funds received from this scheme have made it possible to purchase two new much needed strimmers.

Strimming of paths is important especially in some of the most special habitats as it encourages people to stay on the trails.

This prevents the wildflowers in the haymeadow from being trampled on. 

Volunteers have been busy with many different summer maintenance jobs such as pruning the fruit trees in the back garden.

New nestboxes, designed to encourage the return of Willow Tits to the site, have been handmade from materials found at the reserve. This species used to nest at Foxglove but hasn't been observed for several years.

Nearly all of the wooden features have had a coat of paint!

Sanding down and painting of benches is ongoing.

Volunteering is on Tuesday mornings and starts at 9.30am (after a fresh coffee)! If you would like to get involved then please contact the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980.

Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work keeping the reserve in tip top condition and to the Co-op (and their customers) for their generous support!


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All About The Bugs! 2

Wednesday 17th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - starting on the hour

Come along and find out which minibeasts are living in some of the habitats at Foxglove. Book a minibeast session for your family bubble. 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 equipment 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 in advance (card payment by phone) of £5 per family bubble is required in order to secure your booking. 



Pond Dipping 3

Wednesday 24th August 2022 | Various sessions throughout the day - 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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