2017 Events

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The 2017 programme of great crested newt surveying will run until the end of May. See below for details

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May 2017

Great crested newt surveys.

Various Venues

Tuesday 16th May - Early evening bottle trap survey set up at Stone Edge followed by torchlight survey after dark at Baslow

Wednesday 17th May - Evening torchlight surveys at 2 sites in Cromford

Saturday 20th May - Afternoon & evening pick and mix survey starting with PondNet eDNA & Clean Water Survey at Pilsbury, followed by setting up bottle trap survey at a farm near Newhaven and finally torchlight survey at Hartington. Come for all three or just one event

Tuesday 30th May - Palmate newt evening torchlight survey at Bradwell

Please email the secretary at derbyshirearg@gmail.com to book a place and find out details about timining and meeting place.

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June & July 2017

Reptile surveys.

These visits to be fixed & depends on reasonable weather on the day and are to a field survey site where we have had a variety of reptile survey cover objects out since the surveys commenced in 2015 at sites near Cromford and near Hassop. The surveys are assisting the Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and the Peak National Park Authority with the management of the areas. Common lizard, slow-worms and grass snakes have been found there on previous years.

Please email the secretary at derbyshirearg@gmail.com to book a place and find out details about timining and meeting place.

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September 2017

Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th September 2017

Derbyshire Woodland Festival at Elvaston Castle Country Park, Derby, DE72 3EP

10am to 5pm both days

It is hoped that as in previous years DARG will be having a stand at this popular event organised by the County Council's Countryside Service, so do come along and meet us as well as visit all the other attractions. Admission is free but there will be standard all day car parking fee.

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Autumn 2017

Practical pond conservation working parties

At least one of these will be organised during the forthcoming autumn winter season.

Adder surveyors catch up meeting

This is planned to be held probably in early November

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Page updated 14 May 2017