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Hawthorne Clearance
Written by Keith Dodd   
Oct 04, 2014 at 09:10 PM

I have arranged a TCV workday at Darley and Nutwood Local Nature Reserve which you would be welcome to join. It is on

Thursday 13 November 2014

starting at 09:45 am and finishing around 3:30 pm.

The main task will be hawthorn clearance.

 If you plan to come for all or part of the day please let me know. Rough clothes advisable.





Cricket Watch
Written by Felicity Jackson   
Aug 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Our Cricket Watch on August 17, 2014 was attended by Keith Dodd,  Steve Plant, Alan Jones, Peter Hill and myself.

This was a visit to look for bush crickets. The weather had, in the previous few days, turned much cooler, rain threatened, and I feared we would not find many, if any, crickets. I need not have worried. In the company of such experts and enthusiasts, we found plenty - bush crickets, grasshoppers and many other insects, and it was a really interesting afternoon. The sun even shone.

Our findings were mainly from just two promising areas, where I had previously found some crickets. So it's likely that we have a healthy population of both species around the reserve.

Practice your Wildlife Skills
Written by Keith Dodd   
Dec 09, 2010 at 07:05 PM


If  you are a Wildlife Enthusiast, if you are interested in birds, mammals, insects or plants, whether you are a beginner or know quite a lot about it, this may interest you.

We have a very small group of dedicated enthusiasts constantly Imagewatching and monitoring aspects of the wildlife in our Nature Reserve. I hope you've been able to look at our wildlife registers on this site which will give you an idea of what we are trying to do.

We are looking towards expanding the group by getting dedicated local Imagepeople involved, particularly dealing with insects and plant life on the Reserve. You would not be committed to a particular work program and we would encourage people to develop their own approach with advice and support from the Management Group. You could devote as much or as little time as you wish.

Be a wildlife enthusiast! Contact me if you would like to find out more.Image

Keith Dodd
Chairman of the Management Group

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When you visit our Reserve, you will see and hear wildlife all around you.  We'd like to record this information in our registers in order to provide a permanent record accessible to all. We have the following Registers:








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