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A Virtual Tour

Tuesday, January 12th 2021

Whilst the reserve is closed, you can enjoy some snowy scenes from the comfort of your home with these photographs taken by Gerry as he carried out some routine maintenance checks at the weekend.

Firstly, along the red route…

...then through the scrapes. It seems that the rabbits make good use of the footpaths and boardwalks when nobody is around!

It is difficult to remember this wetland area full of colourful wildflowers such as Fleabane, Hemp Agrimony and Purple Loosestrife back in the summer months. It still looks pretty without them in the frost.

Pond dipping is definitely off the agenda this week!

Further along the trail to one of the large glades which is full of sedges in the summer. The Sedge Warblers that usually nest here will have crossed the Sahara in order to reach their wintering grounds in Africa. 

Continuing on to the main lake which was still completely frozen over.

Then, up to the moor which can be bleak even during the autumn months. Although Hebridean and Shetland sheep are extremely hardy, they have been offered hay on the coldest days.

Back along the easy access trail past the outdoor classroom, the trees remained cloaked in white.

Finally, back to the centre where picnics are far from anyones mind at the moment but hopefully it won't be too long before the warmer weather returns and we can welcome visitors back again.

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Owl Pellet Discovery

Monday 26th July 2021 | 10.00am start

Come and learn all about the different  owl species that live in North Yorkshire. Find out what they eat by dissecting their pellets and identifying the contents.  Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. 

Booking is essential as places are limited.

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Wednesday 28th July 2021 | 45 minute sessions on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions. Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. 

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