Escape to the North…

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016

It’s that time of year again, when we head north for the summer – up to Cape Wrath to ring seabirds. Good luck to those going with their packing, travelling and with ringing the birds up in Scotland! The data the team collect will be sent to the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) where it will be used as part of their Ringing Scheme. This scheme aims to monitor survival rates of birds and collect information about their movements. For more information on the work of the BTO see: http://www.bto.org/

Back at Foxglove we had a lovely Summer Solstice walk on Monday night. If you’re sad to have missed it then there’s another opportunity just gone up on our events page for a guided walk around the reserve. This time we’ll be looking at flowers. Come and join us on Monday 25th July at 6pm.

This week is National Insect Week! Today we delighted a group from Incy Wincy’s nursery with mini-beast hunting and tonight families are having more creepy-crawly fun at our “Insects Galore!” event. Bring your primary school-aged children along for an invertebrate-themed Eco Club this Saturday! See our events page for more details. http://www.foxglovecovert.org.uk/events/  Thank you to Elizabeth for all her help.

In other news, the tadpoles in the Field Centre tank are getting bigger fast. We have now released our first tiny frog back to the pond. Come and see the tadpoles while you still can - we are open to the public, you don't need to book!

If your kids love tadpoles, pond dipping and crafts then you can also bring them along to our amphibian event next Wednesday 29th June at 4:30pm!


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