Winter Fungi

Thursday, January 25th 2024

Among decaying branches, mossy logs and the soggy leaf littered ground of Foxglove Covert you can spot Scarlet or Ruby Elf Cup Fungi. A lovely splash of bright red among browns and greens, these fungi fruit in winter and through to early spring.

Visually indistinguishable, Ruby Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha coccinea) and Scarlet Elf Cup (Sarcoscypha austriaca) can be identified by microscope or DNA.

Winter might seem bleak and barren, but remember to keep an eye out for splashes of colour like these as you wander outside. There is always something to see, even in midwinter!


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Winter Worky Day

Sunday 3rd March 2024 | 10am - 3pm

The final winter worky day of the season, join Foxglove staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management. Bring old clothes and sturdy footwear you don't mind getting mucky and a packed lunch. 

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Wednesday 27th March 2024 | 10am-3pm

Spring themed crafts for kids during the Easter holiday. Come along to enjoy the reserve as spring breaks through and have a go at some kid-friendly crafts in the Field Centre classroom.

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