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Many Helping Hands

Tuesday, March 21st 2017

We are very fortunate here at Foxglove to have brilliant, dedicated and friendly volunteers helping us to keep the reserve loved, looked after and flourishing! Volunteers complete a whole range of tasks at Foxglove, including practical tasks, office work, data entry, species identification and monitoring, equipment maintenance, assisting with school groups and stock checking. Their hard work is critical to the success of Foxglove and we are very grateful – we could not do all we do without the help of volunteers.

Today’s volunteer team was our regular Tuesday practical volunteers. Tasks tackled today included filling bird feeders, re-seating posts by our car park,

cleaning and tidying in the Field Centre, giving some of our trail marker posts a layer of wood preservative and repainting their stripes,

getting a tank of tadpoles set up in the classroom (yes – we already have tadpoles!),  

feeding the Exmoor ponies (on loan from the Yorkshire Exmoor Pony Trust),  

cutting and moving logs,  

clearing a fallen tree, pruning branches that give squirrels access to our one of our anti-squirrel-design feeding stations and continuing the tidy up of this season’s coppice block.

Another busy day – thank you team! Do get in touch if you fancy joining us – we’re a friendly bunch, there’s lots of things you could get involved with and practical volunteering at Foxglove is much cheaper than the gym!


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Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

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If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day. 

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