Foxglove Summer Barbeque

Monday, August 1st 2016

Yesterday, Foxglove sprang into life at 4:30am, when the bird ringers arrived for the usual 10.5 hour Constant Effort Site ringing day. It was a successful day with 195 bird processed.

This was only one of a number of things occurring at Foxglove on Sunday. At 1pm a number of people joined Keith for a Dragonfly and Damselfly walk around the reserve. Despite having been a sunny day until this point, the sudden clouds made finding good specimens quite tricky. Other people turned up for their own walks around the reserve. Whilst out during the afternoon, some good Kingfisher photographs were snapped by Glennis.

Elizabeth managed to find this nice Dark Green Fritillary butterfly and some very pretty Purple Loostrife.

Later in the afternoon the Barbecues were lit, and the food arrived, shortly followed by the Chefs. Finally the Friends and Volunteers of Foxglove arrived to eat it!

The food was splendid with beautifully cooked steaks, Cumberland sausages and marinated chicken to mention just a few, it was far superior to your average burnt beefburger! Not forgetting the vast quantities of tasty cakes and desserts; this should keep our volunteers happy for the rest of this week at least!

Particular thanks go to Keith for leading the guided walk, and for all who contributed to making the day such a success in so many different ways, washing up, clearing up at the end, supplying raffle prizes! A fun day was had by all.

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