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Thursday, December 10th 2020

Most of the focus this week has been on the Willow Coppice as expected. Another swathe of Willow and scrub has been cleared to encourage rejuvenation. This work is carried out on a ten year rotation and it is hard to believe that this area was cleared back in 2010. Back then, the team was working in deep snow!

Today, there was extra assistance from a group from Help for Heroes. Although the organisation is no longer operating out of Catterick Recovery Centre they are focusing on community delivery instead and volunteering at Foxglove is a great way to get involved.


Aside from the coppicing, Mink rafts that have been recently made were kitted out with trays of oasis and clay and will be installed soon. 

Many other tasks were carried out too including step repairs, sign renovation and newsletter editing and even packing of Reindeer food! Another fun and productive week at the reserve, thank you to everyone involved whether you braved the mud in the coppice block or worked from home, it all makes a significant difference.

Finally, No week at Foxglove would be complete without a 'sheep story'; this time two of the Hebrideans had got completely tangled and stuck in brambles! Fortunately, they managed to free themselves when they were approached by staff.


At least they are in the right location for a change!


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