Foxglove 25 Celebrations

Monday, July 17th 2017

The sun shone at Foxglove Covert this weekend, bringing out families in large numbers to visit the reserve and enjoy the range of activities on offer. Many photographs were taken over the weekend and below are just a small selection.

Ann's legendary refreshment stall:

The working horses:

One of our guided walks:

The wormery weaving:

The BMX Smoothie Bike being tested by one of our volunteers:

The owl pellet dissection session:

Barry Dodd (Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire), Rishi Sunak (MP for Richmond), Lt. Col. Stephen Jordan (Garrison Commander), and Lord Zetland (Foxglove Patron) planting commemorative trees:

The Foxglove Bodgers:

The chainsaw carvers

And to round off the day, the BBQ:

We express our grateful thanks to all of those who helped to make the weekend such a resounding success. It would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of all the volunteers who give up their time to support us.


(1) Comments:

Jack Daw responded on 17th Jul 2017 with...

Wonderful place with wonderful people, so glad it all went well and the weather was kind. Here’s to the next 25 years.


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Friday 22nd July 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

Enjoy a walk around the red route (easy access trail) and find the clues to learn all about these wonderful insects. 

Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and check your answers at the end.

No booking required as this is a selg guided activity! Please remember to bring a pencil from home.

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