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Wild Things!

Friday, October 25th 2013

Flocks of Redwing are still to be seen over the reserve. They are feeding on the abundant Hawthorn berries throughout the area. These small thrushes have a creamy strip above the eye and an orange-red flank patch which make them distinctive. They are migrants and arrive from September, with most in October and November. They leave again in March and April, although occasionally birds stay later.This juvenile was caught and ringed at Foxglove this week.


A display about Foxglove will be on show at the Station in Richmond on Sunday. This is alongside Project Wild Thing. The project has produced a film which is currently being launched nationwide. The film will be shown at the Station cinema this weekend and there will be information about local places where children are encouraged to learn about nature and enjoy the great outdoors.

Over half term there are plenty of self guided activities for families to enjoy. Pop into the classroom before you head out on a walk and pick up some quizzes and challenges to entertain the children. On Thursday morning there will be a drop in arts and crafts session with spooky spiders and bats to make and take home. See you there!

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All About Fungi

Friday 22nd October 2021 | Start time 1:30pm

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. This event is free for Friends and Volunteers.

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!


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