Focus on Fire Prevention

Sunday, April 21st 2019

Although the hot weather can be enjoyable, the countryside really does need a dose of rainfall. A major concern at the moment is the outbreak of fire on the moorlands, on the MoD training area, or God forbid on the reserve. Visitors will notice a new sign which indicates the level of fire risk. This is extremely high at the moment and the Management Group would greatly appreciate everyone's co-operation to minimise the danger posed by following the advice, by acting responsibly, and by remaining vigilant. There are no fires at Foxglove in the spring and summer months so please report anything out of the ordinary immediately.  Many species are breeding now and minutes could make a huge difference.  Please focus on the fire risk and help us keep the reserve intact by using safe practices at all times.  Thank you.

As mentioned on previous blogs, the Exmoor ponies have been keeping themselves cool by paddling in Plover's pool! They are now starting to lose their winter coats and their shiny summer ones are showing through gradually. They could do with a good brush however, as they are wild ponies, this would be tricky!

They are friendly but are not too familiar with being handled. Taurus is the one closest in the photo and Lark (who is dark) is in the background. Thank you to all of the people who have supported the reserve over the Bank Holiday weekend and Happy Easter from the Foxglove Team!


 


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Wednesday 19th February 2020 | 11.00 - 1.00pm

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