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Foxglove at Catterick Market

Monday, November 16th 2009

A big thank you to all of the volunteers who stood out in the cold today at Catterick Market in order to raise money for the reserve - and especially to Bev and Beryl (pictured) who were on the early shift.

Bev and Beryl at the Foxglove stall

Not only does this help to generate vital funds but it also increases awareness of Foxglove Covert and what it has to offer the local community. We really do appreciate this kind of help. The total collected was £405.92 which is better than last year (£325.32) and a significant sum in the current financial climate. This was a sterling effort from all those involved so many thanks to those who gave of their time - and the home team who kept the reserve open to visitors throughout the day.

The ringing day suffered slightly as a result of the market with ringers rattling buckets also; nevertheless 172 birds were processed at Foxglove including 15 new Lesser Redpoll, Goldcrest, Reed Bunting, Siskin, Long tails and other routine species.

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