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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
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!
Saturday 7th December 2019
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.
Saturday 4th January 2020
10.00am - 3.00pm
Would you like to get involved for a day and help to manage a habitat for wildlife? Come along and join in with a practical conservation task. Get outside and get some fresh air and excercise (a good opportunity to burn off all of those extra festive calories) whilst doing a good deed! This is a family friendly event suitable for all ages (ideal screen free time)! Booking is essential as a hot lunch is provided. This event is free, all you need is old, warm clothes and a pair of stout boots/wellies.
Saturday 1st February 2020
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 along with delicious homemade cakes.
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.
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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