The Calm After The Storm

Sunday, March 17th 2019

It's been one storm after another at Foxglove in the last few days, with high winds and lots of rain in the last 24 hours. However, today most definitely felt like the calm after the storm. The skies were blue, and despite the fresh breeze, the sun was shining on the reserve. 

Risedale Beck was fast flowing with all the water coming off the top of the hills!

Despite the recent conditions, spring is most definitely in the air, leaves are emerging, the bees have been seen bringing pollen in, and some of the tadpoles in the Field Centre have started to develop legs!

The Blackthorn trees around the reserve are officially in bloom, making for some rather lovely photographs.

Any photographs taken on the reserve can be entered into our competition, the winners will have their photographs published in the 2020 calendar, so why not visit the reserve with your camera this Spring? 

The visitors weren't the only ones relieved to see some sun, the ponies enjoyed a (relatively) calm day out on the Moorland. 

While the rain was needed, work on the far Moor Scrapes has had to be put on hold until the ground dries out, fingers crossed for a few dry days!


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