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Wednesday, March 10th 2021

One of the Foxglove volunteers has been working hard at home during the lockdowns to craft bespoke wildlife homes and feeders. They are all for sale and all proceeds will go directly to the reserve. From bird and bat boxes to toad hideaways and hedgehog abodes, there is something for every garden! Many are made from wood from Foxglove. They make wonderful environmentally friendly gifts so if you see something you like here please call (07754 270980) or email (foxglovelnr@btinternet.com) us for more details. We are unable to post as many of the items are heavy but if you live locally and staff pass close by on their route to and from the reserve then delivery may be possible. Payment can be made by card on the phone or with cash on delivery. Prices range between only £5 and £20.

So far this year, around 150 birds have been ringed at the reserve. Last week, this beautiful tiny Treecreeper was caught and ringed along with several Redpolls, Blue Tits, Great Tits, Coal Tits and Chaffinches. 

This small bird is about the same size as a Wren and is often described as being ‘mouse-like’.

Treecreepers are usually spotted at Foxglove in the woodland. They forage up a tree, working in a spiral around the trunk, then fly to the next tree to repeat the process, starting near the bottom again. In comparison, a bird seen scuttling down a tree is almost always a Nuthatch.


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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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