Climate Pathfinders’ first action in Tideswell Dale!
Working with Peak District National Park Rangers, the High Peak & Derbyshire Dales Climate Pathfinders Youth Forum met in person for the first time on a glorious June Sunday morning. Our environmental remit? To survey what is living in the Tideswell Dale stream. Equipped with nets, jars, trays and magnifying glasses, two teams dipped and explored the stream. We got to know each other – and met a range of wildlife too.
Finds include freshwater shrimps, flatworms, mayfly nymphs, damselfly nymphs, water hoglice, midge larvae, pond snails, and leeches. Mayfly eggs were hatching as we watched. We also found some fascinating fossils. Our survey demonstrates what a rich and healthy stream we have in Tideswell Dale.
The Climate Pathfinders then joined in with the TDEG litter pick, contributing to the upkeep of our local community.