News & Events

What's on at Foxglove Covert - Events and Notices

Most events are not charged for but donations are always welcome. For more information or to book a place see the details of each event

Access to the Reserve: CLOSED

Monday 20th May 2024

Due to security and access problems the reserve is temporarily closed to the public except for organised events.

Wildflower Walk

Sunday 30th June 2024

Enjoy a guided walk around Foxglove Covert to admire and learn about the beautiful wildflowers that can be seen throughout the reserve.

Booking essential. £3 donation per person. Free to Friends of Foxglove.

The walk will start from the Field Centre at 10am.


Scything for Beginners

Wednesday 3rd July 2024

Learn how to scythe and about the applications of scything on nature reserves and at home!

Booking essential. Donation of £70 per person.


This event is now fully booked. If you would like to attend but have not booked a place, please register your interest by emailing to be added to a waiting list incase of cancellations. Depending on interest, additional dates may be made available later in the summer.

Regular Groups

Foxglove Volunteer Group

Every Tuesday 9.30am

Volunteering is taking place again, please get in touch if you would like to join our friendly group.

Foxglove Volunteer Group meet every Tuesday, all year round, whatever the weather! We do a variety of tasks which are vital to the running of our 100 acre site. Jobs can be anything from coppicing and path maintenance to tree planting and felling. No previous experience is required.

If you want to stay for a full day make sure you bring a packed lunch. Old clothes and boots or wellies are, of course, a necessity. Gloves, tools and training are provided. There are other ways to be involved as a volunteer. Surveying, monitoring and fund-raising are just a few examples of where we need help. If you have a skill and/or some time to spare, why not give us a call.

Identifying and Recording Moths

Every Wednesday 9.00am

Moth species are monitored weekly whenever possible (this is a weather dependant activity). When the weather is suitable traps are set on Tuesday evenings. If you would like to help with identifying and recording the moths on a Wednesday morning, or would just like to come along and see these beautiful insects please contact the Reserve Managers for more information.