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Natural England visit

Saturday, April 10th 2010

Yesterday we had a another VIP visit to our reserve. Poul Christensen (second from the right), Chairman of Natural England, came along to hear a presentation by Tony on the development of Foxglove and our plans for the future. He then toured the middle of the reserve before coming back for lunch.

Natural England visit

He was very interested to hear from everyone involved here, from Tony and the members of the Management Group to the volunteers and the bird ringers. Rebecca, our contact with Natural England, told him how our entry into the Higher Level Stewardship scheme will enable us to build on that which we have already achieved.
Thanks to Whitfield for the photograph.

Today has been glorious and we have had plenty of visitors enjoying the sunshine. One family counted 93 toads on their walk through the scrapes!

New buds

The buds are unfurling on the Hawthorn, Hazel and Honeysuckle and there are Primroses and Celandines out along the beck. Daisies are beginning to show on the front lawns. The pungent leaves of Wild Garlic are unfurling in all the damp places and the leaves of Cuckoo Pint are popping up all over the place.


The first Peacock butterflies were seen flying through the scrapes and alongside the lake yesterday afternoon.

Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff are just some of the birds visitors have been seeing today.

Lastly, Willie has finished laying the new paths. Please respect our net rides by using the new routes.

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