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Monday, October 12th 2015

Our second Coffee Morning of the year will be held at Richmond Town Hall on Thursday, 12th November, 2015 between 09.00h and 12.00h. There will be the usual raffle and home-bake, bric-a-brac, tombola and Foxglove stalls. If you would like to contribute anything to any of these please bring them along to the Field Centre or on the morning of the event. Otherwise you would be very welcome to come and enjoy a drink, some biscuits and a chinwag.

John Webster ARPS MPAGB will be giving a general wildlife themed Audio-Visual Presentation entitled “Light and Inspiration” at Wathgill Army Camp, Downholme on Friday, 13th November, 2015. Doors and Bar open at 7.00pm for a 7.30pm start. Admission is by £10 ticket, available from the Field Centre, which includes a Buffet Supper.

The first Winter Worky Day will be on Saturday, 7th November, 2015 where we will be heading out onto the reserve to complete a number of practical tasks. There will of course be the usual curry lunch provided. Please could you book with Matt or Lisa to help us with numbers for the food.


 


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The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

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Meadow Mayhem

Saturday 4th July 2020 | 10.00am - 12 noon

Celebrate National Meadows Day!

Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival

A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



Damsels and Dragons

Sunday 19th July 2020 | 1.00pm start

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly? Can you tell the difference between the different species of blue damselfly? Would you like to learn more about theses fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times? Join Keith Gittens for a walk around the beautiful Foxglove ponds (some of which are usually out of bounds to visitors) and observe as many different species as you can. Last year, a new species for the reserve was discovered on this event!

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be paid in advance in order to secure a place. Payments now can be made on the phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



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This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

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