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What's on at Foxglove Covert - Events and Notices

Most events are not charged for but donations are always welcome. For more information or to book a place see the details of each event

Upcoming Events

Flower Recording Walk

Wednesday 26th April 2017

10am - 12noon


Join our regular volunteers in recording flowers in bloom across the 100 acres of Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve. This is an opportunity to see and learn to identify flowers while taking a gentle walk through a variety of habitats in friendly company. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. FREE. Booking essential.

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Bird Song Breakfast

Saturday 20th May 2017

5am


Arrive at Foxglove for 5am for our Bird Song Breakfast, enjoy our beautiful reserve and its unique setting at a time when few folk see it with a guided walk around the reserve led by Tony Crease and others, to see which birds can be heard singing as they wake to greet the dawn.  This will be followed by a drive through the Military Training Area to look for Black Grouse culminating in a fat boy’s breakfast at Wathgill.  Booking is essential and there is a charge of £5.00 for breakfast.

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Pond Dipping

Wednesday 31st May 2017

10am - 12noon


Come and explore some of our ponds to see what creatures lurk beneath the surface! All equipment is provided. Suggested donation of £3 per child. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential as spaces are limited.

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Flowers and their Fauna for Families

Friday 2nd June 2017

10am - 12noon


A flower walk with a difference! Not only will we be looking at the flowers in bloom in the varied habitats of Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, but we will also sweep net for insects – discovering the fauna hiding among them! This walk is suitable for all the family. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. Suggested donation is £3 per child.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

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Coffee Morning at Richmond Town Hall

Thursday 8th June 2017

9am – 12noon


Join our volunteers for a cup of coffee, a few biscuits and a chat down at Richmond Town Hall. There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes! All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. If you would like to donate any cakes, or items for the raffle and tombola please take them to the Field Centre or to Richmond Town Hall on the Day. Just turn up!

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Flowers and their Fauna

Friday 9th June 2017

10am - 12noon


A flower walk with a difference! Not only will we be looking at the flowers in bloom in the varied habitats of Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve, but we will also sweep net for insects – discovering the fauna hiding among them! This walk is for adults. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. Suggested donation is £3 per person. Booking essential.

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Foxglove 25

Saturday 15th July 2017

Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th July 2017 All weekend


A weekend to celebrate 25 years of Foxglove Covert. Save the dates! More details to come…

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Meadow Maintenance

Tuesday 25th July 2017

9.45am – 12noon


Come and join our volunteers in helping look after our wildflower meadow. We will be removing thistles before they go to seed and in preparation for the meadow being cut for hay. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. FREE. Booking advisable.

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Autumn and the circle of life for families

Wednesday 30th August 2017

10am – 12noon


A walk to look at autumn changes at Foxglove Covert, focusing on decay and decomposition: What happens to autumn leaves?  What happens to wood, look at log piles and have a search to see how it is all the circle of life! This event is suitable for all the family. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. Suggested donation is £3 per child.  Children must be accompanied by an adult. Booking essential.

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Autumn and the circle of life

Wednesday 6th September 2017

10am - 12noon


A walk to look at autumn changes at Foxglove Covert, focusing on decay and decomposition: What happens to autumn leaves?  What happens to wood, look at log piles and have a search to see how it is all the circle of life! This walk is for adults. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival. Suggested donation is £3 per person. Booking essential.

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Photo Competition - get your cameras out!

Saturday 16th September 2017

Closes at midnight!


A Photo Competition to find amazing pictures for the 2018 Foxglove Covert Calendar!

- Photos should be taken at Foxglove Covert LNR or on the surrounding moorland.
- Photos should illustrate the season and/or show some wildlife.
- We will choose 12 landscape format photographs to be used in the calendar and a portrait format photo for the front cover.
- Prizes for Best Adult photo and Best Child photo (16 years and under).

How to enter:
Submit your photos as prints (minimum 6” x 4”) in an envelope marked “Calendar Competition” to the Foxglove Office (in the Field Centre), by post to Foxglove Covert LNR, Wathgill Camp, Downholme, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AH or email to foxglovelnr@btinternet.com with a file size of between 1MB and 4MB and the subject line ‘Calendar Competition’ by midnight on FRIDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2017.
The competition is open to everyone. Please include a title and location for your photo(s), your name, contact details including a phone number and your age if 16 years or under. You can enter as many photos as you like as long as you are happy for your photo(s) to be used in the Foxglove Covert LNR Calendar and any associated publicity. All photographers will be credited. For full terms and conditions email foxglovelnr@btinternet.com.

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Coffee Morning at Richmond Town Hall

Thursday 9th November 2017

9am – 12noon


Join our volunteers for a cup of coffee, a few biscuits and a chat down at Richmond Town Hall. There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes! All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. If you would like to donate any cakes, or items for the raffle and tombola please take them to the Field Centre or to Richmond Town Hall on the Day. Just turn up!

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Regular Groups

Foxglove Volunteer Group

Every Tuesday 9.30am


Foxglove Volunteer Group meet every Tuesday, all year round, whatever the weather! We do a variety of tasks which are vital to the running of our 100 acre site. Jobs can be anything from coppicing and path maintenance to tree planting and felling. No previous experience is required.

If you want to stay for a full day make sure you bring a packed lunch. Old clothes and boots or wellies are, of course, a necessity. Gloves, tools and training are provided. There are other ways to be involved as a volunteer. Surveying, monitoring and fund-raising are just a few examples of where we need help. If you have a skill and/or some time to spare, why not give us a call.


Identifying and Recording Moths

Every Wednesday 9.00am


We monitor and record the moth species on the Reserve by trapping every Tuesday evening. If you would like to help with identifying and recording the moths, or would just like to come along and see these beautiful insects, you are welcome to do so.


Bird Ringing Demonstration

Most Sundays from 10.00am


Come into the ringing room to see the licensed bird ringers at work.  Learn how the biometrics are taken and what the data is used for.  This event is weather dependant so it is advisable to phone and check ringing is on the day before.


Foxglove Bodgers

Third Sunday of the month - 10.30am start


Meeting around the workshop, the bodger group is for people interested in learning more about traditional craft and heritage skills.  The group focuses on greenwood working making everything from stools to whistles, with demonstrations from some very knowledgeable enthusiasts.  There will also be occasional demonstrations from other crafts people including a blacksmith, potter, rope maker, boat builders and many others.


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