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 […]

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 […]

Wildlife Group July 2020 Update

Swift Awareness Week – 27 June – 5 July. Covid-19 put a stop to our plans to have a swift spotting walk and picnic.  However, we have had swift reports from all over  – with real `nesting hot spots` up at Townhead and along Parke Road in Tideswell, as well as down at Cressbrook. No […]

Wildlife Group April Update

We have obtained grant aid from both the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire Dales District Council to help with the cost of swift boxes on 18 houses around Tideswell, Cressbrook, Windmill, Brushfield, and Bishop Pursglove Primary School. The first boxes were put up on 10 March, and the rest will follow later this […]