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Friday, October 17th 2014

There are several events planned here at Foxglove over the coming weeks and months. Our first Winter Worky Day of the season is on Saturday 8th November, with the second on Saturday 6th December. There are fun days where everyone, any age, is welcome to come along and help out with some habitat management tasks. All equipment is provided, as well as a hot lunch for all the workers!

Last Years Winter Workers

The Richmond Coffee Morning on Thursday 13th November is coming around fast; if you are able help on the morning or by donating cakes, raffle prizes or bric-a-brac please contact the reserve managers.

'Team Capuccino'

The annual Festive Willow Weaving morning is on Friday 5th December at 10am. We will spend the morning making and decorating Christmas wreaths before all sharing lunch together. This is a very popular event so book your place soon to avoid disappointment.

Our Christmas Party has been booked at Wathgill, for 7pm on 17th December. There will be a full Christmas dinner along with quizzes, a raffle and live music from The Compass Rose Ceilidh Band. Tickets for this are £12 per person.

To book on any of these events please visit our events page, alternatively speak to Adam or Matt.

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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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Meadow Mayhem

Saturday 4th July 2020 | 10.00am - 12 noon

Celebrate National Meadows Day!

Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival

A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.

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

Damsels and Dragons

Sunday 19th July 2020 | 1.00pm start

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly? Can you tell the difference between the different species of blue damselfly? Would you like to learn more about theses fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times? Join Keith Gittens for a walk around the beautiful Foxglove ponds (some of which are usually out of bounds to visitors) and observe as many different species as you can. Last year, a new species for the reserve was discovered on this event!

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be paid in advance in order to secure a place. Payments now can be made on the phone.

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


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The Dragonflies of Strensall and Foxglove Covert

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