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News

 

 

Great, Meet and Eat event 

We are holding a Great, Meet and Eat event on Wednesday 12 December  between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm  at the Robin where you can drop in and chat about activities past present and future.  You don't need to have a meal but some of us will partake at around 6:00 pm. Details are on our Coming Events page.

 

 

Times they are a'changing...

We are looking to potentially embark on a major project(s) and as a part of the process we need to update our Constitution and active Membership list. The approval of the Constitution will take place at our AGM as will a discussion of the way ahead for FoMM.

As such if you would like to join us can you please contact us by sending your details via the Contact Us page and then we can add you to our Membership Listing.

 

Butterfly Update

 

Next year promises to be an interesting year in the Butterfly World with the following items proposed locally to

ensure a year to remember for the many excellent volunteers who monitor our butterflies here in Derbyshire.

Here are a few of them:

 

Transect training and 2017 transect results (currently showing on average a 39% increase in butterfly numbers

on 2016) at the offices of the DWT in Middleton by Wirksworth and also the NT Offices at Calke Park – both in

March 2018 with details to be announced soon.

 

The second Open Day at Hoe Grange Quarry will be on Sunday the 17th of June 2018 – again full details to be announced soon.

 

The 50th Anniversary of  Butterfly Conservation takes place in 2018 – the National AGM will be held in

Nottingham in November 2018 – details to be announced later. We at Butterfly Conservation East Midlands

obviously get something right by organising this prestigious event.

 

In response to many volunteers who are concerned about subjects such as the early mowing of grasslands

including verges, the removal of ragwort, and other issues that affect the pollinators, Butterfly Conservation is

going to issue a  new Science & Research electronic newsletter in the latter part of March 2018 - members of

BC will be able to sign up to be included on the mailing list.

December 2017

The Bat Project

 

Bats on the Meadows. Did you know that there are different types of box for summer and winter roosting?

 

We have just acquired three Summer Roosting Boxes thanks to Uffa Magna WI and we have now had them

installed with the help of Derby City Parks Department. Boxes are installed in sets of three so that the bats can

adjust to prevailing weather.

 

These boxes augment the two Winter Roosting boxes which were erected a couple of years ago.

 

We also hold a couple of Bat Detectors and as part of our outreach plans for 2018 we hope to host an Evening Bat Walk.

December 2017

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