Summer Update

Thursday, August 16th 2012

With over 50 net rides and several kilometres of trails to maintain, strimming, mowing and pruning is never done! The Forth Road Bridge springs to mind! David was back in today to help cut back Willow, Gorse and Hawthorn that may become tangled in mist nets.

Net ride maintenance

At the end of one net ride is a special open space off the beaten track where, thanks to a lot of hard work in the winter by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and students from Askham Bryan College, Heather is thriving. A Dark Green Fritillary butterfly was seen in this area today.

Secret Glade

Sneezewort is still out in flower along with a staggering 100 other species of native wild flowering plants! It is definitely one of the best times to visit the reserve!

Sneezewort

With 80 people booked onto the weekend BBQ (to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Foxglove being discovered), this event is now fully booked as the food has been ordered.

In addition to the Tuesday volunteer day, it has been decided to offer a second day of practical conservation work to anyone who would like to take part. This is due to an increase in the number of volunteers and will help with the ever increasing work load as Foxglove continues to develop and grow. If you would like to become involved then please get in touch. No experience is required just old clothes, stout boots or wellies, a packed lunch and a sense of humour! Supervised children under 16 are welcome to join in so come and get fit, enjoy some fresh air and meet some new friends! The day begins at 9.30am at the Field Centre and no booking is required.


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