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 […]

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 […]

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 Sightings June-July 2020

By the end of July, I think most of us were disappointed to still be in some form of lockdown. Some restrictions had lifted. Unless you had special health concerns, many of us were about to travel to visit other sites in the area, and many people had gone back to work. But it is […]

Wildlife Sightings March-May 2020

Spring 2020 has been a strange beginning to our wildlife sightings records. At the beginning of March, we had little idea what we were facing – then the Covid 19 crisis struck, and from 22 March onwards, we were stuck at home – only able to exercise outside, with little travel further afield. Many friends […]