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The Moor and Some News

Friday, February 12th 2016

Even at the height of summer the moor can be a very bleak place.  This afternoon, with blue sky and white, almost fluffy clouds it was a joy to walk across.  There was just a hint of mist.

The moor looking towards to wetland

The trees are leafless and look black against the sky, although the buds are ready and waiting. 

Stark trees

Grass may be growing on lawns but it is far too cold for much growth on the moor.

The moor

Looking skywards, the imagination could take leaps and bounds and pretend that it was early summer, apart from the very cold finger tips!

Looking skywards

Last night the Foxglove Covert LNR AGM was successfully held at Wathgill.  Tony Crease, Graham Newcombe and Elizabeth Dickinson were all re-elected to the Management Group.  Sophie Rainer, Lesley Durkin and Lesley Garbutt were elected onto MG.  As stated in the Constitution the MG then elects the positions of Chair, Treasurer and Secretary.  Sophie accepted the proposal and became our Chair, whilst Tony remains as Treasurer and Elizabeth as Secretary.  The MG oversees the running of Foxglove and ensures that the constitution is adhered to.  It is emphasized that the MG members are Trustees of the reserve and focused on the governing principles listed in the constitution, the well being and future of the reserve, the people who give up endless hours of their time and skills to maintain the habitats, the 2500+ species with whom we share the reserve, and the visitors and schoolchildren who enjoy the benefits of all our various contributions.  Decisions taken are ALWAYS for the benefit of Foxglove now and into the future.  The MG has an exemplary track record, and in the past 15 years, since the LNR was declared, huge advances have been made in every area.  That is how those within the MG, with your help and support, intend it to continue. To the retiring Chairperson and those who left the MG last night we offer our sincere thanks for the many things they all achieved during their tenure.


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