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

Magnificent Migration

Wednesday 24th April 2019
10.00-12.00

It's the time of year for some our summer bird visitors to start arriving on the reserve. We'll be listening out for the first Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers and learning about their amazing journeys. Come and learn all about bird migration, and discover the world of bird ringing (weather permitting). Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested donation of £3 per person. 
 

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Spring Flower Walk

Wednesday 15th May 2019
10:00 - 12:00

Our Spring Flower Walk will take in almost the whole reserve as we find out about and identify every plant which is in flower, from the humble Daisy to the more exotic Orchid. Come with a notepad to log the number of species, come with a camera to take some wonderful photos, or just come along as you are for a beautiful, enjoyable, informative walk as part of the Flowers of the dales Festival.
This is a popular event and places are limited therefore booking is essential.
Suggested donation of £3 per person.

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Moth Identification Morning

Saturday 8th June 2019
08.00

Join Charlie Fletcher (County Recorder for moths) as he identifies hundreds of moths that have been caught in the overnight traps across this site. As the traps are emptied Charlie will be telling us all about these beautiful creatures, while giving us helpful identification tips.

Suggested donation of £3 per person. 

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Pond Dipping for Adults

Wednesday 19th June 2019
10.00-12.00

Ever wondered what the children are looking at in the sinks on the pond-dipping platforms? Do you work with children or want to know more so that you teach your own children about freshwater habitats and wildlife? Maybe you are just interested and would like to have a go! This is a chance to study some of the fauna that lurk in the depths of the Foxglove ponds. Booking essential as places are limited.
Suggested donation of £3 per person.

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Moth Morning

Wednesday 3rd July 2019
09.00- 11.00

Join our team of volunteers in recording and identifying all the moths found in the moth trap the night before., as well as any found around the reserve. Bring a camera if you would like to photograph the moths before being released.

Suggested donation of £3 per person.

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Meadow Mayhem

Sunday 7th July 2019
10.00- 12.00

Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them.

Suggested donation of £5 per person.

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Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 18th July 2019
09.00-12.00

Join our volunteers for a cup of coffee, a few biscuits and a chat down 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.  Just turn up!

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Dragonfly Walk

Saturday 3rd August 2019
13.00-15.00

Join local dragonfly expert Keith Gittens for a guided walk through the many habitats found at Foxglove to learn more about these fascinating insects. 

Suggested donation fo £3 per person. 

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Invertebrate Workshop for Practitioners

Wednesday 28th August 2019
10.00am - 12 noon

Join Entomologists Roger and Rosy Key to learn how to teach children about invertebrates. This workshop is ideal for parents/carers/teachers and Forest School Practitioners. Learn about techniques to catch, study and identify these amazing tiny animals. 

Booking essential as places are limited. Adults only. A donation of £5 per person would be appreciated.

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Minibeast Safari 1

Wednesday 28th August 2019
1.00pm - 2.00pm

Join Entomologists Roger and Rosy Key to explore and learn about the invertebrates that creep, crawl and fly around Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. Learn how to use a 'pooter' and a 'sweep net' and identify many creatures. Booking essential as places are limited. Families welcome. A donation of £5 per child would be appreciated.

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Minibeast Safari 2

Wednesday 28th August 2019
2.30pm - 3.30pm

Join Entomologists Roger and Rosy Key to explore and learn about the invertebrates that creep, crawl and fly around Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. Learn how to use a 'pooter' and a 'sweep net' and identify many creatures. Booking essential as places are limited. Families welcome. A donation of £5 per child would be appreciated.

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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.

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