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Winter Worky Day

Sunday, January 16th 2011

The wild weather conditions haven't stopped the activity at Foxglove this weekend.  The traditional 'Winter Worky Days' began on Saturday and a team of fifteen people tried out some practical conservation tasks, some for the first time.  Work continued on clearing the area to be flooded in the next few months for the lake project. Lots of Birch and Willow that will be in the way of the new open view from the hide were felled.  It was a struggle to get a bonfire going in the pouring rain but this was no problem for Jack as you can see!

The Winter Worky days are a great way to get lots of fresh air and exercise and are suitable for families and people of all ages. The work carried out makes a huge difference to the reserve and directly benefits both wildlife and visitors. As usual a hot lunch was provided and there were plenty of homemade cakes. A highlight this time was some live music over lunch as Brian kindly played the Northumbrian pipes.

Despite the rain, a good time was had by all! Many thanks to everyone who took part on the day and if you are interested in coming along to the next one it is on Saturday 19th February, check out the events page for details!

Well done everybody, here's to next time! 


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Saturday 4th December 2021 | 10.00am - 3.00pm

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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. 



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