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 […]

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, Nicky, Suzanne, Adam, Laura S, Neil Buttle, Sue, Gordon, Martin, Andrea, Deborah, David. Also John, Katie and Marianne, from the Foolow Wildwood group. Apologies – Josie  2. Draft Minutes from the last meeting on 15 March, 2021 – https://tdeg.org.uk/tdeg-wildlife-group-meeting-15-march-2021-draft-minutes/ – Approved 3. Updates – a. […]

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,  Nicky, Janine, David,  Katherine C, Katharine L, Clare, Neil, Chris, Louise, Sue, Deborah, Laura, Diane, Suzanne 1. Apologies Sarah  (Tideswell & District Sports Association) 2. Updates  a.Bird boxes project:   A recap of progress made with the grant aid from Derbyshire Dales District Council (via Neil) and the Peak District National Park […]