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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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