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Quiz Results

Thursday, October 23rd 2014

The answers for the latest quiz are now in. Congratulations to the winners of this quiz Tony and Lilian Cooper who scored full marks, also to Michael Fenwick, The Darwins and Caroline Stott who scored 37/38.

The answers are as follows:

  1. Peter
  2. Graham
  3. Basil
  4. Boris
  5. Owen
  6. Brian
  7. Justin
  8. Jack
  9. Liam
  10. Eamonn
  11. Ronald (or Arnold)
  12. Alfred
  13. Ivan
  14. Cecil
  15. Frank
  16. Martin
  17. Montague
  18. Timothy
  19. Damian
  20. Ethelred
  21. Norman
  22. Peregrine
  23. Daniel
  24. Derek
  25. Tristram
  26. John
  27. Ben
  28. Edward
  29. Crispin
  30. Jolyon
  31. Henry
  32. Edgar
  33. Simon
  34. Silas
  35. Lionel
  36. Neville
  37. Edmund (Hilary, or Tensing)
  38. Oswald (or Howard)

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The Friends of Foxglove Covert is for those individuals, families and organisations who would like to support the reserve through an annual membership subscription. Friends receive a regular newsletter and invitations to attend our various activities and social events.

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Meadow Mayhem

Saturday 4th July 2020 | 10.00am - 12 noon

Celebrate National Meadows Day!

Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival

A minimum donation of £5 per person in advance to guarantee a place. Card payments can be taken by phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



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Sunday 19th July 2020 | 1.00pm start

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly? Can you tell the difference between the different species of blue damselfly? Would you like to learn more about theses fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times? Join Keith Gittens for a walk around the beautiful Foxglove ponds (some of which are usually out of bounds to visitors) and observe as many different species as you can. Last year, a new species for the reserve was discovered on this event!

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be paid in advance in order to secure a place. Payments now can be made on the phone.

This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



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