Vole Platform Remodelling

Monday, July 2nd 2018

This week we will be joined by Caitlin, our fourth student carrying out work experience on the Reserve this year.

After a quick tour of the Reserve we started on our daily and weekly checklist, including feeding and watering the ponies, checking mink rafts for tracks and signs, and cleaning hides.

After a quick break it was back to the Workshop to begin the process of remodelling our Vole platforms.

As the original vole platforms are made of marine ply we decided on remodelling rather than replacing, and set about increasing their buoyancy.

It wasn't long before we had three more Vole platform completed, with two going back onto the Scrapes… 

And one being put back onto the Wetland, where we spotted signs of Water Vole activity in the form of bite marks in the apples that had been put out by Colin last Friday.

(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:

Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

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.

More Details

Upcoming Events

Halloween Trail

Monday 21st October 2019 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

From 21st October till the 3rd November

Come and explore the reserve on a crisp autumn day and find all the hidden pumpkins scattered along the trail, find them all to answer the quiz and learn about the creepy creatures of the night that live at Foxglove.

No need to book in advance. All ages welcome, warm clothes and sturdy footwear is advised, quiz and answer sheets will be available in the field centre. £1 donation per quiz sheet.

Explore For Fungi

Wednesday 23rd October 2019 | 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Join in for a stroll around the reserve to discover which fungi are fruiting and learn more about these fascinating species. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. In order to secure a place please call the Reserve Managers to make a minimum donation of £5 per head in advance, thank you.


Undergrowth Newsletter

The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert

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

Read this Issue

View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive