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 […]

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 […]

Queen’s Jubilee Tree Planting – Exciting News!

Exciting News! We have been offered free trees and hedgerow shrubs to launch our Queen’s Jubilee tree planting project on 20 March. Free trees will be available for collection on Sunday, 10am-12.30pm, 20 March, behind St. John’s Church in Tideswell. There will also be advice on offer about planting trees.  Trees can be planted anywhere […]

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 […]

Wildlife Sightings – July-September 2021

Your sightings have continued to come in – shared on our TDEG Facebook page or by email. Many thanks! We’ve also had our first TDEG Summer Wildlife Walks programme – so we’ve things to report from those events as well. As ever, the list of species below just adds to those already seen during the […]

Encouraging Bats in our Gardens

  Going Wild – How can we encourage more bats in our gardens? When we first came to Tideswell (25 years ago), I can remember sitting at the top of our back garden on late summer evenings (possibly with a drink in hand) and watching bats flying around our houses. Lovely to see. Sadly, we […]

“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 – […]

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 […]