Fox Covert was planted in the late nineteenth century with beech trees. This attractive mix of heathland and woodland attracts a variety of bird species. Meadow pipits and skylarks are present all year whilst fieldfare and redwing visit the reserve in the winter.
Buzzards, Red Kite, Sparrowhawks, Blackcap, Willow Warblers, Chiffchaffs, Wheatear, Coal Tits, Goldcrests, Treecreeper and Nuthatch have all been spotted in the reserve. The woodland is frequented by deer. Fox Covert is located on the South-West of Therfield Heath <<hyperlink to https://www.roystontown.uk/see-do-in-royston/therfield-heath/>> , one of the most extensive remaining areas of chalk grassland in eastern England. You can Church Hill from Fox Covert, and discover the Pasque flower in late March to early May, which grows on the well drained chalky soil.
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Fox Covert, Therfield Road, South of the A505, Hertfordshire SG8 9NT
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