Upcoming Events

Monday, December 17th 2018

A roundup of all our upcoming events in the next month. All events are advertisied on the website, and booking is essential in order to know numbers. 

https://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/events/

Willow Wreath Making- Wednesday 19th December 2018 from 10.00-12.00

We have our second Willow Wreath Making Workshop this coming Wednesday (the 19th). We will be making Christmas decorations from coppiced Willow for you to take home or give away as gifts. Cost of the session is £5 towards the costs of materials. 

Boxing Day Walk- Wednesday 26th December 2018 from 10.30-12.30

Come along and get some fresh air and burn off those extra Christmas calories! Learn about the history of the reserve, it’s wildlife and recent developments. Get up close to Lark, Taurus, Fawn and Corvus our resident Exmoor ponies as we check and feed them along the way. The wild ducks on the lake will also be fed. All welcome. 

New Years Day Walk and Talk- Tuesday 1st January 2019 from 10.30-12.30

Come along and get some fresh air and exercise to start 2019. Learn about the history of the reserve, it’s wildlife and recent developments. Help to check and feed the four resident Exmoor ponies (Lark, Taurus, Fawn and Corvus) along the way. The wild ducks on the lake will also be fed. Families welcome. 

January Winter Worky Day- Saturday 5th January 2019 from 10.00- 15.00

Join our Volunteers and Reserve Managers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks. Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time. Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided.



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Bonfire Cookery FULLY BOOKED!

Wednesday 19th February 2020 | 11.00 - 1.00pm

Come along and have a go at cooking on an open fire. Twister dough, bannock, jacket spuds, popcorn and toasted marshmallows will be on the menu! 

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



Leap Into Nature!

Saturday 29th February 2020 | 10.30am start

Celebrate the Leap Year by learning about the hidden wildlife at the reserve. We will begin by identifying the moths in the moth trap (weather permitting) and then take a walk around the different habitats to see what is about. 

Come with a notepad to log the number of species, come with a camera to take some wonderful photos, or just come along as you are for a beautiful, enjoyable, informative walk.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

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



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