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Snow at Foxglove

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Over the last few days snow has arrived at Foxglove!  It has transformed the reserve from the winter blacks, greys and browns to a wonderful white.

Sunshine and shadows across the Hazel Avenue. 

Hazel Avenue in the snow

Nobody has been pond dipping!  

Pond dipping platform

The moorland looked bleak and cold (and felt it!).

The moorland

Sturdy gates onto the moor became very heavy to open and close with their additional coating of snow.

Gate covered with snow

Water and ice droplets were hanging on the vegetation and glistening in the sunshine.

Water and ice droplets

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