Wildlife talks

If you are interested in hearing about local wildlife, the Wye and Upper Derwent Group of the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust talks will be just right for you.

Last month members had a superbly illustrated talk from John Jones, a caver, about the amazing amount of wildlife which he found living in the darkness of an old mining level in the Via Gellia.

This month local birds will be the topic when Tara Challoner, Project Manager of the Peak District Wader Recovery Project, talks about stopping the decline in local waders such as the lapwing and curlew.

A partnership project has been set up by the Peak District National Park to reverse the decline in the population of key wader species by looking at all factors involved. The project will work to improve the habitat for waders and increase their chances of breeding success by looking at predator control, further research, and working with the voluntary conservation sector and land managers. By helping landowners to find the means of improving the breeding habitat for these birds over large enough areas it is hoped to make a real difference to their future.

So if you like to hear the call of the lapwing or curlew as you are out walking in the Peak District and want to know more about the Project do come along to the talk on Monday, October 22, at 7.30pm, at Darley Dale Methodist Church Hall, Dale Road. Admission is £2.50 and everyone is welcome.