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Monday, November 13th 2017

There are only 7 days, 21 hours and 5 minutes left to vote for Foxglove in the Aviva Community Fund.  Thank you to everyone who has voted so far.  There is still time to vote.  Any money raised from this vote will help the reserve to flourish.

Talking of days, if I have counted correctly there are are only 42 'sleeps' left until Christmas Day.  If you are looking for some different presents, you could join a friend or relative as a Foxglove Friend.

AAB - Adopt-a-Box gives you the opportunity to join the bird ringers as they visit the nest boxes around the reserve and at the end of the year find out how all the boxes have been used.  The money raised from this scheme helps to look after all the nest boxes. 

Checking nest boxes

There are of course our books and bird seeds, charts and clothing for sale in the Field Centre.  Any money raised through our sales helps the reserve with continued habitat management, ensuring that all the flora and fauna are catered for.  Almost each species has their own special requirements and a part to play in the whole of the reserve.

Bluebells along Risedale Beck need to have the canopy controlled to enable the flowers to bloom well in the spring and provide food for many insects.

Bluebells

Already, Hazel coppiced early last winter, has produced Hazel nuts which have been eaten by Grey Squirrels, mice and voles.  Now the leaves have fallen but already catkins have been produced in preparation for next spring.

Hazel Catkins

Cutting and removing the hay from the middle moor prepares it well for summer flowering.

Middle Moor

Tiny habitats are important as they cater for many a bug and beast!  In this case a spider who has built its web on a Cock's Foot Grass seed head.

Spider and Web


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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.

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Autumn Worky Day

Saturday 2nd October 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

Join our staff and volunteers for a fun day of practical habitat management tasks.  Specific tasks will be chosen nearer the time.  Come ready for all weather conditions and bring your oldest outdoor clothes as tasks will be mucky and may involve bonfires. Booking is essential for this FREE event as a hot cooked lunch will be provided. 



Richmond Coffee Morning

Thursday 21st October 2021 | 9:00am - 12 noon

Come and enjoy a relaxing cup of tea or coffee and a 'sticky' at Richmond Town Hall.  There will be a raffle, tombola and a stall selling delicious homemade cakes!  All proceeds from this fundraising event go towards the running costs of the reserve. 

If you would like to donate any cakes or items for the raffle or tombola please take them to the field centre beforehand or to Richmond Town Hall on the day. 

No need to book, just turn up!



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