“Adopt A Bird Feeder” Project

The numbers of many of our most loved birds are in steep decline, including Song Thrushes, Swifts, Lapwing, and House Sparrows. There are many reasons for this – agricultural change, urban development, and climate change.  But there are things we can all do to help our feathered friends. We can provide homes and food – […]

Plastic Free Chesterfield

– TDEG Whole Group Meeting – Wednesday 22nd September 2021 Andy Shelton, from Plastic Free Chesterfield, gave a talk on Zoom about how his community is progressing towards removing the use of single-use plastic (please click on the link below to see Andy’s full presentation).  Plastic Free Chesterfield – presentation Andy explained that the “Plastic […]

Wildlife Sightings – January-March 2021

It’s the start of a new year – but in many ways things haven’t changed, and we’re continuing with the restrictions of lockdown during the coronavirus crisis. So our sightings remain very local (and not just the usual `within five miles of Tideswell`), and you might think will just be a repeat of this time […]

TDEG Newsletter March 2021

Another year, another lockdown – who’d have believed this time last year that we would be where we are today?!  The good news is that the days are growing longer, the daffodils are popping up all over the place, the birds are singing louder, and soon we will be able to get out and meet with each […]

TDEG Wildlife Group meeting 15 March 2021 – Draft minutes

Attendees : Lynn Crowe,  Nicky Loveday, Janine Morris, David Horne,  Katherine Clarke, Katharine Longden, Clare Gamble, Neil Buttle, Chris Thirtle , Louise Thomas, Sue Barber, Deborah Fulford, Laura Saunders, Diane Maunsell , Suzanne Leckie 1. Apologies Sarah Hargreaves (Tideswell & District Sports Association) 2. Updates  a.Bird boxes project:   A recap of progress made with […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting – 24 February 2021 – The Climate & Ecological Emergencies

Thank you so much for the wonderful turn out at last month’s whole group meeting: The Climate and Ecological Emergency ~ What are our local decision makers doing? We were delighted to welcome members of TDEG, local Parish Councillors and guests from across Derbyshire (and the US!) Please find attached the presentation from Denise Ludlam, DCC […]

TDEG Update – February 2021

Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic – or maybe because of being in a global pandemic – talk of the climate and ecological emergency seems to be on everyone’s lips and in every media outlet – third only, perhaps unsurprisingly, to the pandemic itself and to Brexit!  It was announced yesterday on […]

TDEG Whole Group Meeting – Helping Nature’s Recovery – 9 December, 2020

Our TDEG whole group meeting on Wednesday, 9 December, 2020, welcomed Dave Savage, Regional Manager for the Dark and White Peak, Derbyshire Wildlife Trust. Dave shared with us concerns about the global ecological crisis, as well as ways to help nature’s recovery in the future. Derbyshire Wildlife Trust have exciting plans concerning their own nature […]

TDEG November 2020 Update

Our latest update includes news about our next TDEG meeting, and all the action from our project groups. As we write this, we’re in the middle of another month long national lock down. It is challenging to keep a small community group going in these circumstances – but this is a minor thing in comparison […]

Wildlife Sightings – August – October 2020

So here we are at the end of October – and it feels like we are stuck in some sort of time loop – facing a four week lockdown again. Sadly the weather won’t be as good as last spring, but let’s enjoy any dry days during the autumn months, with some brisk walks and […]