Wildlife Activity Day

Wednesday, October 27th 2021

It was lovely to see so many families out and about enjoying Foxglove Covert today. Many did the pumpkin trail and after finding the pumpkins along the red route and answering the clues, came back to the centre to check their answers and claim a small prize. Indoors there were several wildlife themed activities for all ages.

Autumn leaves were cut and pasted onto a template to create owl pictures.

Halloween spider mobiles were made from sticks and pinecones and teasel hedgehogs were crafted with beady eyes!

Mini bug hotels were made from recycled tree tubes and material collected from the forest floor.

Animal masks were coloured and cut out; owls were a strong favourite!

With beeswax candles, bird feeders, mobiles and artwork, there was plenty to take home at the end of the day as a souvenir from a day out. Thank you to all of the families that came to support the reserve today, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Finally, thank you to the team of volunteers who worked so hard to make the day possible.  As well as running the activities there was a lot of preparation beforehand and tidying up to at the end.

The pumpkin trail will remain in place until the end of the half term holiday (1st November) and there are still places available on the pumpkin carving sessions. See the events page for further details.


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Butterflies and Moths Treasure Trail

Friday 22nd July 2022 | During Reserve Opening Times

Enjoy a walk around the red route (easy access trail) and find the clues to learn all about these wonderful insects. 

Pick up a clue sheet from the Field Centre for only £1 and check your answers at the end.

No booking required as this is a selg guided activity! Please remember to bring a pencil from home.

The clues will be out for the duration of the school summer holidays (North Yorkshire dates).



Pond Dipping 1

Wednesday 27th July 2022 | Various sessions available starting 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 of up to six people. 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. 

A donation of only £5 per group in advance will confirm your time slot.



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