Saturday, February 19th 2022

Foxglove is still closed! Although the weather has been awful this time we were lucky as storms Dennis and Eunice didn't hit the reserve too badly. There have been strong winds and heavy rain with snow at times but so far the trees have stood strong. However, with continuing gales and in order to keep everyone safe we have decided to remain shut to the public for now.

There is still a great deal of work necessary to clear away the debris caused by Arwen, Corrie and Malik! Up until Thursday volunteers helped by carrying out many varied tasks from cleaning bird feeders, clearing storm damage, analysing moth data and replacing boardwalk.

Nicola was even spotted using a drill to prepare wooden discs for a future wildlife craft activity!

Students from Mowbray School visited every day in the fortnight leading up to the bad weather and two groups from the Personnel Recovery Centre also came to lend a hand. Our sincere thanks to everybody who has contributed in some way over the past few difficult weeks.

We hope to re-open early next week and apologise for any inconvenience! If you intend to visit during half term please phone ahead to check that the reserve is open first.

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Butterflies and Moths Treasure Trail

Friday 22nd July 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

Enjoy a walk around the red route (easy access trail) and find the clues to learn all about these wonderful insects. 

Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and check your answers at the end.

No booking required as this is a selg guided activity! Please remember to bring a pencil from home.

The clues will be out for the duration of the school summer holidays (North Yorkshire dates).

Pond Dipping 1

Wednesday 27th July 2022 | Various sessions available starting on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble of up to six people. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions.

Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. 

A donation of only £5 per group in advance will confirm your time slot.


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