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

Halloween Trail

Monday 21st October 2019
10.00am - 3.00pm

From 21st October till the 3rd November

Come and explore the reserve on a crisp autumn day and find all the hidden pumpkins scattered along the trail, find them all to answer the quiz and learn about the creepy creatures of the night that live at Foxglove.

No need to book in advance. All ages welcome, warm clothes and sturdy footwear is advised, quiz and answer sheets will be available in the field centre. £1 donation per quiz sheet.

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Explore For Fungi

Wednesday 23rd October 2019
1.00pm - 3.00pm

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, thank you.

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Make a Pine Cone Bird Feeder

Saturday 26th October 2019
10.30am - 12.30pm

Come along and do your bit for our feathered friends by creating a rustic bird feeder. You can choose to take it home to hang in your garden or leave it at the reserve for the Foxglove birds to enjoy! There is a £2 donation per child. Usual parking fees apply. There is no need to book as this is a drop-in activity.

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Wildlife Craft Drop-in Activity

Wednesday 30th October 2019
10.00am - 12.00 noon

Come along and get crafty. The activity will be halloween themed. There is no need to book on this event as it is a drop-in session. There is a £3 donation per child. Usual parking fees apply. 

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November Winter Worky Day!

Saturday 9th November 2019
10.00am-3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided. 

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Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 21st November 2019
9.00am - 12.00 noon

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve.  If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day.  No need to book, just turn up!

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December Winter Worky Day

Saturday 7th December 2019
10.00am-3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided.

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Regular Groups

Foxglove Volunteer Group

Every Tuesday 9.30am

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

We monitor and record the moth species on the Reserve by trapping every Tuesday evening. If you would like to help with identifying and recording the moths, or would just like to come along and see these beautiful insects, you are welcome to do so.

Bird Ringing Demonstration

Most Sundays from 10.00am

Come into the ringing room to see the licensed bird ringers at work.  Learn how the biometrics are taken and what the data is used for.  This event is weather dependant so it is advisable to phone and check ringing is on the day before.

Undergrowth Newsletter

The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
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This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

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Undergrowth Newsletter Winter to Spring 2019
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Read all about what has been happening on the reserve over the winter months.

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Undergrowth Newsletter Autumn 2018
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A busy summer at Foxglove. Read about bird ringing near and far and lots of species.

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Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2018
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An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

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