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Start Of Spring

Tuesday, March 2nd 2021

The Hebridean (and one Shetland) sheep seem to be finding plenty to eat at Plover's Pool as the grass is beginning to grow.

A sure sign that Spring is on its way is the sound of frogs croaking in the reedbed. Work in the Willow Coppice is now complete and the area will be left to recover and regenerate. This frog seemed to appreciate one of the newly created habitat piles!

The list of species recorded on the monthly observation board is gradually increasing. Moths such as Pale Brindled Beauty, Dotted Border and March Moth have been found on the walls of the Field Centre. Great Spotted Woodpeckers can be heard drumming to mark out their territories and Tawny Owls have been calling out to each other during the daytime. Flowers are slowly daring to show themselves in the spring sunshine. This daisy is one of the first flowers to be discovered on the reserve this year. Hazel and Opposite-leaved Golden Saxifrage are also in flower.

Hopefully, the outside space will beable to re-open to visitors soon, keep an eye on here for further details.


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Family Pond Dipping 1

Wednesday 28th July 2021 | 45 minute sessions on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions. Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. 

Booking is essential. A donation in advance (card payment by phone) of £5 per family bubble is required in order to secure your booking. 



Family Pond Dipping 2

Wednesday 4th August 2021 | 45 minute sessions on the hour

Come along and find out which animals are living in some of the Foxglove ponds. Book a pond dipping session for your family bubble. There will be a socially distanced brief to set you off and then you can use the equipment for the remainder of the session. You will be requested to use hand gel on arrival and the net handles will be cleaned between sessions. Please call the Reserve Managers on 07754 270980 to book your allocated slot. You are advised to arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time. 

Booking is essential. A donation in advance (card payment by phone) of £5 per family bubble is required in order to secure your booking. 



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