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 […]

TDEG Summer Wildlife Walks

TDEG’s Wildlife Group are delighted to invite you to join them on three forthcoming wildlife walks around our area. Please note, that due to continuing COVID 19 restrictions, numbers will be restricted and booking is essential. Booking details below. Bat Walk in Tideswell Dale 7.30pm, Saturday, 28 August 2021 Meet at Tideswell Dale Car Park, […]

TDEG Wildlife Group meeting – 3 June 2021

Including Foolow Wildwood presentation –     Draft Minutes –    1. Present – Lynn Crowe, Nicky Loveday, Suzanne Leckie, Adam Saunders, Laura Saunders, Neil Buttle, Sue Barber, Gordon Rooke, Martin Beer, Andrea Mitson, Deborah Fulford, David Horne. Also John Fallows. Katie Edwards and Marianne Slater, from the Foolow Wildwood group. Apologies – Josie Kilner 2. Draft […]

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 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 […]

Wildlife Sightings – November-December 2020

Here we are at the end of a very strange year. 2020 has been so challenging for us all, and tragic for some. It is impossible to adequately cover the range of emotions we have all experienced. At least we can take some small comfort in knowing we live in wonderful, supportive communities, surrounded by […]

Species List – 2020

This is the list of species recorded on line by TDEG members (either on our TDEG Facebook group page or web site) and within approximately five miles of Tideswell. These sightings were submitted between March – December 2020. Birds  (73 species) Bearded vulture          Blue tit                        Great tit                      Coal tit                        Long-tailed tit […]

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 […]