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The Co-op, Thor and Straw!

Tuesday, November 17th 2020

Jennifer Scott, the Leyburn Co-Op Member Pioneer for the area, visited the reserve today to see how recent funds from the Co-op's Local Community Fund scheme have been used.

We are still part of this scheme and it's easy to do ... simply log on and follow the links supporting your local causes.  You'll find us in the SPACES category. Just click here! So far, a staggering £4,758.11 has been raised! If you don't live locally, you can still choose Foxglove as your cause by quoting the reference number: 35823

The team have been hard at work today. The first job of the day was to check on Thor, the Hebridean Ram, who was reported to have a limp. Gerry and Ian managed to hold him still while they treated his foot. Hopefully, he will improve over the next few days.

Further along the moorland at Spigot Mere, a Bale of Barley straw was pinned into the water. This may seem like an odd thing to do however, it is to do with algae control. There are some algal blooms around the edges of the mere and although Barley straw doesn't kill algae, it inhibits any new growth.

Work also continued on the Willow coppicing, more on that tomorrow!


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