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Flowers, Ponds and Pathfinders

Thursday, July 30th 2015

Yesterday was a busy day at Foxglove. We were visited by three Help for Heroes volunteers and their mentors as part of their Pathfinder programme. They had a guided walk of the reserve, and then spent some time pulling thistles on an area of heathland.

They worked very hard and quickly had the area cleared.

Afterwards they spent some time in the lake hide, and were treated to some good sightings of the Kingfisher darting up and down the lake, and the Greater Spotted Woodpecker on the feeders. It was great that they could visit and we look forward to welcoming them back in the future.

Also at Foxglove yesterday, our monthly wildflower walk was well attended, with a full census of all the flowers on the reserve conducted. A survey of flora and fauna of the ponds on the wetland has also begun, conducted by Martin from the Flagship Ponds Project.

Today’s volunteers have been strimming, mowing and cutting back overhanging vegetation from the paths and net rides, in preparation for our CES bird ringing on Sunday (weather permitting). We would like to thank everyone who has helped out on the reserve over the last two days. 

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