Sunshine and Smiles

Friday, December 7th 2018

There was blue sky and plenty of sunshine, at times, on the reserve. Even the strong wind blowing straight down from the moor to the lake did not cause too much disturbance!

The lake

The blue sky disappeared to give way to dark clouds, but still enough sun just to catch the reeds, making them glisten.

The reed bed

Another change brought a rainbow.

A rainbow

Throughout all of this weather, Colin filled the bird feeders.  Most sensibly he came into the Field Centre for a welcome cup of tea when it rained.  Thank you for your hard work Colin.

This afternoon Imogen headed down to Wavell Community Junior School for their Christmas Fair where she talked to pupils and their parents about Foxglove. There were lots of nature inspired gifts to buy and reindeer food was in high demand! If you are struggling for inspiration for gifts there are still plenty of Christmas presents available from the field centre such as Adopt-a-box certificates, Friends membership, jars of local honey and the latest Natural History books (for both young and old readers). Calendars are still on offer too packed with amazing wildlife photographs taken by people at the reserve. 

Foxglove at Wavell School Fair

If you are shopping online this Christmas then please remember that you can support us by using Amazon Smile rather than Amazon and selecting Foxglove Covert as your chosen registered charity.


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