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Friday, September 24th 2021

Visitors often ask what a typical day at the reserve involves. The answer is always 'there isn't one'! Work varies from day to day depending on the season, the weather and the help available. Last week volunteers assisted in catching a sheep with a bad foot so that it could be treated. Earlier this week, the same sheep discovered that he could fit underneath the bottom rail of the wooden fence. Caesar (with the spotty fleece) had been joining visitors on their walks!

A new wire was added to prevent him from wandering around the reserve! All 7 are now back where they should be safe and sound.

Sections of boardwalk had to be repaired too, not a scheduled task but one that was found on a routine walk. As often is the case, it turned out to be a much bigger job than expected!

An invasive pondweed from New Zealand (Crassula helmsii) was spotted in one of the ponds and needed to be removed.

Another 'wader' job!

The weeds were carefully removed from the area.

Back on dry land, chaff was sieved ready to be put in large bird feeders all around the reserve.

Other work carried out included footpath repairs, monitoring for Mink and identifying moths, fungi and flowers.

Thank you to everyone involved, it all makes such a difference!


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Pumpkin Trail

Saturday 23rd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Come to the reserve half term 23rd - 31st October and enjoy the autumn colours on the red route (Easy Access Trail) and search for the pumpkin clues along the way. Test your knowledge of the creatures associated with Halloween by answering the fun quiz which is available from the visitor centre for only 50p.

No need to book, come and enjoy some fresh air with your family bubble. Don't forget your wellies and a pencil!



Owl Pellet Discovery

Sunday 24th October 2021 | 11.00am start

Come and find out what the owls at Foxglove Covert have been eating by examining owl pellet contents.

Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £3.00 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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