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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

Get your cameras out…Photo Competition

Wednesday 16th May 2018


A Photo Competition to find amazing pictures for the 2019 Foxglove Covert Calendar!  DEADLINE:  Friday 14th September Midnight

* 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 portarit 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”; maximum of 4 entries per person) in an envelope marked “Calendar Competition” to the Foxglove Office (in the Field Centre), or by post to Foxglove LNR, Wathgill Camp, Downholme, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL11 6AH by midnight on FRIDAY 14th SEPTEMBER 2018.

If your photos are selected for the calendar, we will then ask for them as high resolution files (jpeg etc).

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 up to 4 photos 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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Meadow Maintenance

Tuesday 24th July 2018

9.45am – 12 noon


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.  FREE

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Wonderful Water

Wednesday 25th July 2018

10am - 12 noon


Please bring wellies for wet, watery adventures!  Have fun with water and find lots of it on a walk around the Reserve.  Suggested donation is £3 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Rivers 2U Lab

Wednesday 25th July 2018

10am - 3pm


The YDRT’s mobile classroom lab will be at Foxglove for the day.  Visitors will be welcome drop in to find out how rivers work from source to sea, and to use the microscope in the lab to identify the invertebrates that live in the streams at the reserve.

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Bug Detectives for under 7s

Wednesday 1st August 2018

10am - 12:00 noon


Learn all about the Bugs, Beasties and Creepy Crawlies of Foxglove Covert LNR. Join Dr Roger Key for this child friendly Invertebrate Identification Workshop (ages 7 and below). 
All equipment is provided.  Suggested donation of £3 per person. Booking is essential.
You will need to bring a packed lunch.

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Bug Detectives for over 7s

Wednesday 1st August 2018

1pm - 3pm


Learn all about the Bugs, Beasties and Creepy Crawlies of Foxglove Covert LNR. Join Dr Roger Key for this child friendly Invertebrate Identification Workshop (ages 7 and above). 
All equipment is provided.  Suggested donation of £3 per person. Booking is essential.
You will need to bring a packed lunch.

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Meet the Moths!

Saturday 4th August 2018

7.30am - 10am


Several moth traps will be spread around the Reserve by Charlie Fletcher (VC65 Moth Recorder), and these will be brought back to the Field Centre to be opened and the moths identified.  Suggested donation of £3 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Pond Dipping - Discover the Depths!

Wednesday 8th August 2018

10am - 12 noon


More opportunities to explore some of our ponds to see what creatures lurk beneath the surface!  All equipment is provided.  Suggested donation of £3 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Yorkshire Dales Rivers Trust Rivers 2U Lab

Wednesday 22nd August 2018

10am - 3pm


The YDRT’s mobile classroom lab will be at Foxglove for the day.  Visitors will be welcome drop in to find out how rivers work from source to sea, and to use the microscope in the lab to identify the invertebrates that live in the streams at the reserve.

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“People, Ponds and Water” Wetland Survey 2

Wednesday 29th August 2018

10am - 1pm


A second chance to help survey the ponds in the Wetland as part of the “People, Ponds and Water Project”.  This will help show how the wildlife in the ponds changes with the seasons.  Suggested donation of £3 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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Seasons at Foxglove - Autumn

Thursday 20th September 2018

10am - 12noon


A walk around the Reserve to spot the signs of Autumn.  Suggested donation of £3 per person.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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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.


Undergrowth Newsletter

Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2018

Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2018

An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

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Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2018.  Part 2.

Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2018.  Part 2.

An update on recent events and projects on the Reserve and more.

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Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2018.  Part 1.

Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2018.  Part 1.

An update on recent events and projects on the Reserve and more.

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Undergrowth Newsletter Summer 2017.  Part 1.

Undergrowth Newsletter Summer 2017.  Part 1.

An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

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