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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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Pond Dipping - Discover the Depths!

Wednesday 30th May 2018

10am – 12 noon


Come and 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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Bugs, Beasties and Creepy Crawlies

Thursday 7th June 2018

10am - 12 noon


Join us as we go pond dipping to see what is swimming around in the pond and then head out to the Outdoor Classroom to hunt for more bugs and beasties under the logs and trees.  Adults only.  A donation of £3 per person is requested and booking is essential

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Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 14th June 2018

9am – 12 noon


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 or tombola please take them to the Field Centre or to Richmond Town Hall on the day.  Just turn up!

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Invertebrate Identification for Adults

Wednesday 20th June 2018

10:00am - 3:30pm


Learn all about the invertebrates of Foxglove Covert LNR. Join Dr Roger Key for this National Insect Week 2018 Invertebrate Identification Workshop for Adults (An Identification Workshop aimed at children will be held on the 1st of August 2018). 
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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Take Your Camera for a Walk

Monday 25th June 2018

2pm - 4pm


When we head off into the Reserve a camera is always at our side ready to take something - a flower, an insect, a bird or a leaf.  Join us as we wander around.  Flowers stay still but it is more difficult to catch those butterflies and bees feeding from them, although they can co-operate sometimes.  A donation of £3 is requested and booking is essential.

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Seasons at Foxglove - Summer

Thursday 5th July 2018

10am - 12 noon


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

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Poetry Walk for Adults.

Thursday 12th July 2018

10am - 12 noon


This is an activity that we do with primary children.  We go for a walk collecting vocabulary about the flora and fauna that we see.  Returning to the Field Centre, or outside if it is pleasant summer weather, we write a poem.  No you don’t have to be good, or make it rhyme or anything like that as we use the five senses for the structure of the poem.  Then if you wish you may read it out to the group.  A donation of £3 per person is requested and booking is essential.

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Dragonfly Discovery

Saturday 21st July 2018

13:00


Join local dragonfly expert Keith Gittens for a guided walk through the many habitats found at Foxglove to learn more about these fascinating insects as part of National Dragonfly Week 2018.
All equipment is provided.  Suggested donation of £3 per person. Booking is essential.

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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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Invertebrate Identification for All

Wednesday 1st August 2018

10:00am - 2:00pm


Learn all about the invertebrates of Foxglove Covert LNR. Join Dr Roger Key for this child friendly Invertebrate Identification Workshop. 
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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“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.


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