Blog Archive (3) Posts Made in November 2023


Making A Start

Thursday, November 23rd 2023

Yesterday team members from National Highways joined us here at Foxglove Covert to pollard and coppice some of our willow carr. This was the first day of coppicing this winter, so there was alot to do!

The day begun with pollarding trees along the edge of the woodland, where it meets a net ride. Pollarding trees on both sides of the net ride will encourage birds to fly at the right height to be caught in a mist net so they can be ringed.

As the edge of the woodland starting opening up, the team could get further in to the woodland and make a start on coppicing.

The team worked hard, and with this many branches being cut down, there was lot of material to process! Material like this can be cut and collected into similar sizes and left in piles, proving shelter for insects as it decays slowly.

Thank you to the members of the highways team for your hard work.

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Visitor Information (Update)

Monday, November 20th 2023

Due to drainage issues the toilet facilities at the visitor center are unavailable. The reserve is still open but toilets cannot be used. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes.

Update: the toilet facilities are now available.

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Autumn Crafts and Autumn Colours

Thursday, November 2nd 2023

Yesterday we had a successful autumnal crafts day, filled with fantastic creations, including pine-cone owls and deer made out of fallen leaves. Those who visited also explored the reserve, watching the trees dropping multicoloured leaves and visting the outdoor classroom to get a look at our collection of animal skulls.

  

Thank you to everyone who visited and took part in the activities, we hope you had a wonderful time. Thank you also to all the volunteers who worked hard to prepare and deliver this event.  

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Access to the Reserve: OPEN with limited access

Monday 18th March 2024 |

The reserve is now open, although again with limited access.

Visitors will be able to access the reserve with the use of key fobs provided at the pass office upon entrance to the camp, or will be provided entrance and exit through the access gate by an officer from the camp Guard Room. In this case visitors will need a mobile phone to call the Guard Room when they wish to exit the reserve.

Please be aware that due to these circumstances, entering and leaving the reserve might take a little longer than usual.



Dawn Chorus

Sunday 5th May 2024 | 5:30am-7:30am

A guided walk around the reserve to experience the dawn chorus and celebrate International Dawn Chorus Day.

Walk starts from the Field Centre at 5:30am.

Donation of £5 per person. Free for volunteers and Friends of Foxglove.

Booking essential. Fill in the booking form by clicking the link below. Pay via paypal or in person on the day.



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