Make your own bee hotels
Make your own bee hotels
Painted Lady in Tideswell
Plant shrubs for butterflies – a Painted Lady on Buddleia
Erecting Swift boxes on High Street
Erecting Swift boxes on High Street

We want to work together to protect and improve our local wildlife, and encourage more of us to enjoy it and get involved in caring for nature individually and by working with others.

What we’ve been doing …

  • We surveyed local people to find out their wildlife interests.  (Click for the results).
  • We established a swift project to fix new nesting boxes on houses around the area, and produced a leaflet about swifts.
  • We are participating in the Owl-Kestrel Connect project with other local groups, helping Barn Owls and Kestrels to thrive on local farmland.
  • We have provided advice to the Tideswell & District Sports Association on the management of the community park for wildlife.
  • Working with the East Midlands Butterfly Conservation group, we have established a regular butterfly survey in Tideswell Dale.
  • We are working with Tideswell Parish Council to help wildlife thrive on public land and roadside verges in the village.
  • In 2022 , together with local residents and other groups, we planted  around 650 native trees for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.
  • We celebrate our wonderful local wildlife through our summer walks programme and our wildlife sightings page. Add your sightings by following the link below, or share your photos on our group Facebook page. Our most recent sightings report is listed in recent news at the bottom of this page.

What you can do …

  • Adopt a bird feeder to place in one of Tideswell’s public squares or other open spaces. More information here.
  • Join one of our Summer Wildlife Walks. Booking is essential – you can find out more here.
  • Join our “Going Wild” project, which will  connect everyone interested in improving their gardens or other green spaces for wildlife. By taking some very simple actions and learning from each other, we can create a community nature recovery network across our area. Read the latest members’ post Nicky’s hedgehog heaven.
  • You can campaign to protect our wildlife – both locally and nationally. TDEG has been involved in campaigning on the badger cull, and on more support for farmers to help nature recover. Watch our group Facebook page for the latest issues. 
Grey Wagtail, Tideswell Dale
Grey Wagtail, Tideswell Dale
Build a pond for frogs and frogspawn
Build a pond for frogs and frogspawn
Little Owl in Hay Dale, Photo: Howard Crowe
Little Owl in Hay Dale

TDEG Summer Walks 2023

Brimstone butterfly (Alison Rooke) Fragrant Orchid and Burnet Moth (Nicki Witham) Daubenton’s bat flying over water (photo – Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust) – Everyone is

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