A Glorious Day - Part Two

Sunday, October 14th 2018

We had moths in the morning and then in the afternoon sunshine we had butterflies. Michaelmas Daisies were planted in the back garden for such days as these.  A Small Tortoiseshell arrived but was shy and disappeared before a photograph could be taken.  There were several Comma butterflies feeding.

Comma Butterfly

Soon they were joined by Red Admirals.

Red Admiral

Once the sun moved off the daisies the butterflies moved off too.  Out on the reserve Speckled Wood butterflies were still fluttering around in the sunny glades.

Speckled Wood

Blue sky was an ideal background for the Hawthorn berries.  These are just waiting for the winter migrants to arrive, although our own Blackbirds and Song Thrushes may well have a feed first.

Hawthorn Berries

There are still plenty of apples around the reserve.

Ripening apples

Down on the lake the Mallards were also making the most of the sunshine and sitting out on the tree.  The males now have iridescent green heads.

Mallard on the tree in the lake

There were also sightings of flowers, fruits, fungi and Common Darters, all enjoying and making the most of the sunshine.


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?


Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

More Details

Upcoming Events


Leap Into Nature!

Saturday 29th February 2020 | 10.30am start

Celebrate the Leap Year by learning about the hidden wildlife at the reserve. We will begin by identifying the moths in the moth trap (weather permitting) and then take a walk around the different habitats to see what is about. 

Come with a notepad to log the number of species, come with a camera to take some wonderful photos, or just come along as you are for a beautiful, enjoyable, informative walk.

Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested minimum donation of £5 per person. Please donate in advance to secure a place.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



March Winter Worky Day

Saturday 7th March 2020 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires.

Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided along with delicious homemade cakes.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter



The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert
{alt}

This book has been published with the aim of enabling people visiting these, immensely important Flagship Pond Sites in North Yorkshire, to identify the dragonflies and damselflies they encounter - by reference to a simple text and photographs. Credits - Yorkshire Dragonfly Group & Freshwater Habitats Trust

Read this Issue



View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive