Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve - Volunteering Day


21 Nov 2022

Supporting wildlife in the community

Organised by one of our Yorkshire and Northeast contractors Kier Highways, we recently took part in a volunteering day at Foxglove Covert Nature Reserve in North Yorkshire as part of our commitment to supporting community projects in the region. 

National Highways and our supply chain at the local nature reserve.

This small conservation area, established at Catterick Garrison by The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, is a designated Site of Local Nature Conservation Importance. The reserve is used by Armed Forces veterans and local schools and is used frequently for nature walks by the community.

The site is managed in such a way as to retain and enhance the varied habitats but also to allow the local community to enjoy and appreciate it, with a strong emphasis on education at all levels.  It has a reputation as a rich wildlife habitat and for excellence in bird ringing.

Working alongside many colleagues from our supply chain, we volunteered for a day to carry out seasonal Hazel coppicing, a vital conservation task included in the reserve's long-term plan. We also had the opportunity to meet the reserve's resident bee population and learn to identify fungi types.

We hope to return next year to see how our efforts have helped to create a richer habitat for wildlife.

Thank you to our supply chain for taking time out to support this work - Jacobs Engineering Group Inc, Kier Highways Limited, Jointline Limited, Winvic Construction, Costain Group, Concrete Repairs Limited - CRL, MWay Comms and many thanks to Foxglove Covert Local Nature Reserve.