Foxglove and Further Afield

Thursday, April 13th 2017

Today the mud saga continued: With water still welling up in the path Peter and John sought out a more thorough solution for getting water from the spring in the path to the stream…

Here’s hoping that the path will now dry out!

Elsewhere at Foxglove our Thursday volunteer team also cleaned the outside of the Field Centre,

filled bird-feeding hoppers, planted a new tree, cleared gorse and tree saplings from the heath, monitored water levels on the wetland and water flows through the reserve, re-painted stripes on some of the marker posts

and put up a new bat box.

Further afield, a team were checking out some large bird boxes – recently taken on for monitoring by the ringing team. There were plenty of barn and tawny owls, including one box of 4 tawny chicks already big enough to ring which is quite unusual. In other exciting news Stacey is back after her winter in Antarctica! Officially she starts at Foxglove next week, but she was out today with the team checking out the bird boxes, here with a clutch of gorgeous tawny owlets. Welcome back Stacey! grin

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