Outdoor Classroom Revamp

Friday, October 19th 2018

The big news of the day was the installation of new interpretation boards at the Outdoor Classroom.

The centre table is now split into four sections representing the four seasons at Foxglove… 

The walls have undergone an upgrade too, with two new displays having been added just today!

The first shows the lifecycles of some of the more common Reserve residents and will prove a useful tool when teaching the many school children that visit the Reserve on school trips. The second is equally vibrant and useful, displaying the ways in which different animals benefit from being camouflaged.   

In other news, Buzzards have been seen flying over head throughout the day, even landing on the Wildflower Meadow briefly before taking off again. Redwing have been spotted too, which is why I hotfooted over to a couple of our dormant net rides in order to give them a cut ready for Bird Ringing this Sunday (21st).


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