Our response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Situation More details

A Touch of Spring

Friday, March 11th 2016

I arrived at the reserve today in a thin veil of fog, the sun desperately trying to get through. It felt really mild after the last few days!  A couple of incredibly nonchalant Roe Deer greeted me near the Field Centre, but they didn't hang around while I scrabbled for my camera… hey ho!  The sun did eventually make it through in the afternoon which made the very pleasant day even better.

It is not often I get a decent walk around our site, usually a part here, a part there, but the Friday filling of the bird feeders enabled me to take in areas I had missed during the week.  Frog spawn seems to be everywhere. A flight, or wedge, of 12 Whooper Swans flew over fairly low, but alas passed us by, probably determined to get north to their breeding grounds. A Buzzard was sitting in a Hawthorn on the middle moor.

I was able to get a few more trees planted and guarded, so was happy to finish the day tinkering with the ATV while a Thrush sang loudly outside.

Returning to the office, I was distracted for 10 minutes watching a male Siskin feeding on the Nyjer feeder.  This time I was luckier with the photo, his vibrant yellow colouring almost advertising that spring is around the corner.


(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


Foxglove Covert LNR AGM

Wednesday 26th January 2022 | 7.00pm start

The Annual General Meeting will be held via zoom. Please contact the Reserve Managers if you would like the link to participate.



LANTRA Chainsaw Maintenance, Cross-cutting, Felling and Processing Trees up to 380mm

Monday 31st January 2022 | 5 day course with 8.30 am starts

An opportunity has arisen for 3 people to join this recognised LANTRA course. 

From first cuts to full-on felling, this five-day course will teach you all you need to know about using a chainsaw. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Booking for this is through KNW Training in Bedale, please contact them for details and costs.



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter


Undergrowth Newsletter Winter 2020/21 Issue 54
{alt}

Find out what has been going on at the reserve during the lockdown!

Read this Issue




View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive