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A Special Visit and a Summer BBQ

Wednesday, July 31st 2019

The Marquess of Zetland, Patron of Foxglove Covert LNR, visited the reserve yesterday to see the recent developments. On a short walk he stopped off to meet Lark and Taurus. 

The next stop was the newly completed wetland (Spigot Mere) where it is hoped to build a hide when funding allows. The banks are beginning to green up and the reeds that were planted only a few weeks ago are growing well.

After a quick tour, it was time to meet some of the volunteers who work so hard to keep the reserve running smoothly and to enjoy a summer BBQ.

Being a volunteer invited to an event is a double edged sword as there is lots of work involved to make it happen! It all began in the kitchen with chopping salad.

Outside, the BBQ was lit underneath the shelter of the workshop roof just in case!

Although it rained whilst everything was set up, luck was on our side and for the main part, it was sunny.

It was great to have a chance to sit down and enjoy the meal.

There was a good turn out from many different kinds of volunteers; from moth recorders and mammal experts to beekeepers and social media experts as well as the team that carry out practical conservation tasks and members of the Management Group.

Foxglove is lucky to have such a diverse team of dedicated volunteers with so many different skills to offer.

New best friends were made too!


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