Summer Jobs

Tuesday, June 10th 2014

Much of the summer work involves general maintenance of the site keeping everything in good condition for visitors. Volunteers today have been cutting back overhanging branches along some of the smaller paths and net rides. This work will ensure easy access for people as they explore some of the less seen areas at Foxglove.

Volunteers also repaired two dams that had become silted up. Water is now flowing freely once again into the pipes feeding these ponds and ensuring they don't dry up during the breeding season.

John completed his butterfly walk recording good numbers of Small Tortoiseshell, Green Veined Whites and the first sightings of Small Skippers. He also saw the first Four-spotted Chaser of the summer which perched on emergent vegetation posing for this picture! These dragonflies are in flight through to mid-August so keep your eyes peeled next time you are visiting Foxglove.

Thank you to all the volunteers who have helped out on the reserve today!


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