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Christmas at Foxglove

Saturday, December 5th 2020

The reserve is open all year round and is only closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day. The Field Centre is open again and there are lots of Natural History themed gift ideas from bespoke bird boxes, hedgehog houses and bat boxes to wildlife books and charts. The elves have been busy packing reindeer food too (sprinkle it on your lawn for Rudolph and his friends)! If you are stuck for a gift to post you can sponsor a bird box on the reserve and the certificate can be sent directly to the recipient with a personal message.

There are new Christmas cards in stock too, illustrated by Brigadier Mark Conroy. All proceeds from sales in the Field Centre go directly Foxglove Covert LNR (Registered charity 1089020). There are several designs to choose from including this Redwing in the snow.

To have a bit of 'screen free' family time, have a go at the Christmas Elf Trail; a self guided trail around the Red Route (pushchair and wheelchair friendly) to look for natural clues. Help Edward the Elf to find all of the ingredients for his magic potion and learn some fun facts along the way. He needs lots of items including twigs, feathers and autumn leaves.

No need to book as this is a self guided activity, just pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre (only 50p) and bring your own pencil from home to tick off the items when you see them. If you spot Edward the Elf on your adventure then please take his photo and upload it to our Facebook page!


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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.

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Autumn Worky Day

Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 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. 



Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' 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 beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day. 

No need to book, just turn up!



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