TDEG Wildlife Group Meeting – 11 May 2022

We covered items on tree planting, working with Tideswell & District Sports Association, a new Owl-Kestrel Connect Project, and proposals for a Summer Events Programme. ————————————————— 1.PRESENT: Lynn, Esther, Nicky, Carl, Sue, Adam, David, Lisa, Kath, Deborah Apologies: Sheelagh, Laura    2. UPDATE ON QUEEN’S JUBILEE TREE PLANTING PROJECT This is a whole TDEG project, […]

Wildlife Sightings – January-March 2022

Spring begins in March (depending on which metereologist you are speaking to) – not sure that is the case in our area. We have certainly had some interesting weather during the winter months this year. There was only the slightest dusting of snow early in January, and February apparently completed the eighth mildest UK winter […]

Tideswell’s new Repair Café – helping both the planet and your purse!

A new Repair Café launches in May for residents of Tideswell and District. The aim of the Café is to encourage more people to repair broken household items rather than replacing them with new. This will help save the planet’s resources, reduce the number of items going to landfill sites, and help people save money. […]

Queen’s Jubilee Special Tree Planting Day

Tree planting on the Cliffe, Tideswell, with the Climate Pathfinders Youth Forum Our tree stall – with the Scouts’ `tree of benefits` (Inside Out Photography) Planting behind Litton School Our special tree planting day on 20 March, to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, was a great success. Well done to everyone involved. We estimate we planted […]

Wildlife Sightings – October-December 2021

Autumn can be such a beautiful season, and the weather in our area can certainly bring surprises. Whilst October was relatively benign, I think everyone was surprised by the heavy snowfall at the end of November. Combined with some stunning sunrises at the same time, many local residents captured some lovely views of our surrounding […]

Species List 2021

These are all the species recorded by our members in 2021. You can read about all of these in our various quarterly blogs (see our Wildlife Blogs page for the complete set). Do keep sending us your sightings, whether common or rare. We’d like to celebrate the wonderful wildlife in our local area. You can […]

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust “Beavers are Back” – TDEG Meeting 24 November 2021

We had an excellent whole group meeting with Kate Lemon (Derbyshire Wildlife Trust) on 24 November, focusing on the return of Beavers to Derbyshire. Kate explained this challenging project to reintroduce this native species to the DWT Willington Wetlands nature reserve in the south of the county. She also highlighted the wildlife and habitat benefits […]

Swap, don’t Shop – 20 November 2021

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who helped, donated and swapped at our ‘Swap, don’t Shop’ event at the St. John’s Institute last Saturday.  It was a great success and it was lovely to chat to people, drink coffee, and eat cake (thank you to all our bakers and cake […]

Was COP26 a Cop-out?

So it’s all over – for another year. The United Nations 26th `Conference of the Parties` on climate change, hosted by the United Kingdom and Italy, and held in Glasgow, has now finished. So did it achieve anything or was it just so much “greenwash”. At the start of the COP26, we were told these […]

TDEG Committee Meeting – 10 Nov. 2021

Agenda and Minutes Date & time Wednesday 10 November 2021 7.30pm COMMENTS/ ACTIONS/NEXT STEPS Chair Lynn  Minute taker Deborah  Attendees Lynn, Deborah, Laura, Suzanne,    Apologies Andrea, Rob, Sheelagh, Claire, Sue, Adam, Steve Thanks to all those not able to attend, who submitted comments on the agenda beforehand. Mins of last meeting  Approved   Matters […]