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 […]

TDEG Climate Action Group Meeting Notes – 28 July 2021

AGENDA AND MINUTES Date & time Wednesday, 28 July 19.45 to 21.00 ACTIONS/ NEXT STEPS Chair Sheelagh  Minute-taker Sheelagh Attendees Kelda, Julia, Sheelagh, Andrea, Frances, Steve, Charles, Robin, Chris, Joan, Rob  Apologies Claire, Bill, Lynn Mins of last meeting Approved Checking circulation Matters arising See below Actions from last meeting Covered in items below. Agenda […]

TDEG Climate Action Group Meeting Notes 28 April 2021

  AGENDA AND MINUTES Date & time Wednesday, 28 April 2021 19.45 to 21.00  Chair Sheelagh  Minute taker Claire  Attendees Sheelagh, Francis, Andrea, Rob, Claire, Sue, Matt Watson, Laura, Adam, Jules, Bill, Martin, Katherine & Tilly Sarah, Vaila, Taz, Zoe, Rowan, Emily, Hazel, Ben Apologies Lynn  Mins of last meeting Approved Andrea thanked for communication […]

TDEG Annual General Meeting 2021 – Notes

Wednesday, 30 June 2021 Notes Present: Lynn, Alice, Claire, Sue, Sheelagh, Frances, Laura, Jules, Andrea, Rob, Kelda, Carina, Deborah, plus four members of the Climate Pathfinders Youth Forum. The TDEG Annual Report, along with our annual accounts, can be read here. 1 – Welcome: Lynn welcomed everyone to the second AGM of TDEG, and thanked […]

Wildlife Sightings – April – June 2021

Our wildlife sightings post for April-June 2021 includes news about butterflies and bats in Tideswell Dale, celebrating the success of `No Mow May’, and a host of orchids in our limestone dales. As usual, I’ll add all the additional species spotted in this quarter in the list alongside. The species we saw in the first […]