Sightings

Sunday, March 6th 2016

Whilst the volunteers were working yesterday they kept their eyes open and were rewarded with some great sightings of our animals.  A Buzzard flew overhead calling.  It is always a surprise that such a large bird makes such a small noise.   Although the Buzzards fly over the reserve frequently and we assume that it is part of their territory we have never been able to find the nest of 'our' Buzzards.

A Stoat, black tip to tail, was seen carrying a rather large Rabbit.  Frogspawn was recorded in the wetland ponds, which is unusual as the Common Frogs usually spawn in the Scrapes first.  And finally a Hare was seen.  Unfortunately the idea that we might find some minibeasts to photograph to help the children ID the species they discover under the logs, failed miserably.  Snail eggs and two Woodlice were the only species recorded.

Reedmace or Bulrush has been standing tall all winter showing off its chocolate brown seed head.  They are now just beginning to disperse their seeds.

Bulrush seed head

The tiny seeds are carried by gentle breezes. 

Bulrush seed heads

 Larch is in flower now.  The buds will burst soon to show the soft green needles.

Larch flowers

Out on the moor, sheltered down the steep  bankside, Primroses are flowering.

primrose


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:

Please complete this field, it's required. Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Your email address will not be displayed but it's required.

Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?


Back to Top

Help Support Foxglove

Friends of Foxglove

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.

More Details

Upcoming Events


Owl Pellet Discovery - Places are limited

Wednesday 17th April 2019 | 10:00 - 12:00

Come and learn all about the owls that live in North Yorkshire. Find out what they eat by dissecting their pellets and identifying the contents. A donation of £5 per child to cover the cost of craft materials. Recommended for ages 7 years upwards. Booking essential as spaces are limited.



Magnificent Migration

Wednesday 24th April 2019 | 10.00-12.00

It's the time of year for some our summer bird visitors to start arriving on the reserve. We'll be listening out for the first Chiffchaffs and Willow Warblers and learning about their amazing journeys. Come and learn all about bird migration, and discover the world of bird ringing (weather permitting). Booking is essential as places are limited.

Suggested donation of £3 per person. 
 



VIEW ALL EVENTS

Undergrowth Newsletter


Undergrowth Newsletter Winter to Spring 2019
{alt}

Read all about what has been happening on the reserve over the winter months.

Read this Issue


Undergrowth Newsletter Autumn 2018
{alt}

A busy summer at Foxglove. Read about bird ringing near and far and lots of species.

Read this Issue


Undergrowth Newsletter Spring 2018
{alt}

An update on recent events and projects on the reserve and more.

Read this Issue


View All The Newsletters

Recent Blog Posts

Blog Archive