Sunshine at Foxglove

Friday, September 26th 2014

The sun has been shining at Foxglove today which has brought our butterflies and dragonflies out again in large numbers. Common Darter, Emperor and Southern Hawker dragonflies have been seen today.

Lots of Speckled Wood butterflies are taking the opportunity to catch a bit of sunshine.

There have also been a number of Red Admiral butterflies spotted around the reserve.

Yesterday we welcomed Hipswell primary school year 2 children to Foxglove. We had a fun and busy morning doing; natural art, mini beast hunting and pond dipping. After a well-deserved lunch break the children went out on a find and seek walk discovering some of the flora and fauna around Foxglove. We would like to thank all the volunteers who made this a really successful day.

Whilst we were busy with the children in the morning the Thursday volunteers got stuck into the heath again and got another good patch cleared of invasive species.

In the afternoon the volunteers had a fire to dispose of the invasive vegetation that had been removed from the heath over the last few weeks.

It was another day of hard work but a lot was achieved so a massive thank you to all involved.

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