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Monday, November 30th 2020

With sunshine and showers all day long the conditions were perfect for rainbows. This photograph was taken by Olivia as she checked on the sheep. It seems that there could be a pot of gold at the bottom of Spigot Mere!

It was a job worth doing as some of the Hebrideans had escaped and were in the wildflower meadow again! Luckily Gerry and Olivia have perfected their shepherding skills and they were soon rounded up back onto the wetland.

Preparations for the new Willow fence continued in the Scrapes. This is a project led by students on work placement from Askham Bryan.

Inside, more preparations were underway as the Christmas tree was decorated ready for the Field centre to be re-opened on Wednesday.

The toilets, shop area and activity room will be open again however, the kitchen will remain closed to visitors for now. All people entering the Field Centre must either sign in using the NHS App or leave their contact details on the paper log sheet. Masks must be worn and all people entering the building are requested to use the hand sanitiser provided.

There is a lot in the pipeline for the run up to Christmas. Over the next few weeks there will be a self guided Christmas trail; clue sheets will be available from the centre for only 50p each. Our popular Reindeer food will be back on sale (sprinkle it on your lawn to feed Rudolph and his gang on Christmas Eve) alongside newly designed Foxglove Christmas cards. Watch this space!

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