Horse Logging

Wednesday, June 14th 2017

Today we had some slightly different visitors at Foxglove Covert. These are the Horse Loggers, who we expect to be a popular attraction to visitors at our Foxglove 25th anniversary celebrations. The horses Blueberry and Thomas were here for a trial run in preparation for the weekend. Once unloaded from the van they set off into the woodland to see where they will be working.

They were then installed on a rope strung between two trees to get used to their surroundings.

After being tacked up they had a practice logging session.

They seemed to enjoy their day out! To see them working for yourselves, come along to our celebratory weekend on 15th and 16th July.

Elsewhere on the reserve Wear-Tees U3A Wildlife Group enjoyed a guided walk and talk.

Being Wednesday, and therefore a moth identification morning, they were able to get a good look at some of the moths, including this Poplar Hawk-moth. The wings on this photo appear fuzzy - this is the moth rapidly beating its wings in preparation for flight.

Thanks go to the volunteers who came in to help out with various tasks behind the scenes today.


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