January 2012

5 January 2012

Our first management meeting of 2012 will be in Findern Methodist Chapel beginning at 7pm. All welc

20 January 2012

We shall be attending South Derbyshire District Council's Survive and Prosper Event.

25 January 2012

Group members to attend the inaugural meeting of the Melbourne Footpaths Group.

26 January 2012

We shall be meeting Derbyshire Wildlife Trust.

February 2012

February 2 2012

Our management meeting will be held in Findern Methodist Chapel beginning at 7pm. All welcome.

February 3 2012

We shall be putting up bird boxes along the towpath of the Trent & Mersey Canal alongside British Waterways staff.

February 5 2012

We shall be going along to the inaugural meeting of the Mercia Marina Wildlife Committee.

February 13 2012

We shall be meeting Duncan Lovatt, our new Rights of Way Assistant to plan future projects.

February 15 2012

Fun On The Green. Join group members and Derbyshire Countryside Service to make bee boxes and other seasonal fun activities for the family. 1-3pm. All welcome.

February 24 2012

We shall be attending a planning meeting for next year's National Forest Walking Festival.

 

March 2012

1 March 2012

Our management meeting will be held in Findern Parish Rooms at 7pm.. All welcome.

5 March 2012

We shall be meeting British Waterways staff to discuss future projects. Meet at the Nadee at 10am.

17 March 2012

We shall be inspecting our bat boxes along with members of Derby Bat Conservation Society. Meeting at the Nadee Restaurant at 10am. All welcome.

21 March 2012

We shall be attending the launchof Derby City Council's Let's Go Wild in Derby programme for 2012.

 

April 2012

5 April 2012

Our monthly management meeting will be held at 7pm at Findern Parish Rooms, Lower Green. All welcome.

17th April 2012

South Derbyshire Environmental Forum

Badgers, biodiversity and engagement!

Learn more about badgers with South Derbyshire Badger group, and take a quick peek

at the new Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Action Plan with Nick Moyes.

6.00-7.30pm Badger watching (booking essential, max 12 people,( 01283 535039) or rosliston@south-derbys.gov.uk)

7.30-8.30pm Badger Presentation/ discussion

8.30-9.00pm Biodiversity Action Plans – how they can help us. Presentation/discussion

Meet at: Findern Methodist Chapel DE65 6AD

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May 2012

 

3 May 2012

Our monthly management meeting will be held in Findern Parish Rooms at 7pm. All welcome.

12 May 2012

Dawn Chorus Walk

Join us on an early morning walk to hear our birdsong, followed by a hearty breakfast. The walk will be led by British Waterways. Meet at Findern Green at 5am. Booking is essential. Please contact Heather 01283 703793 to reserve your place.

16 May 2012

South Derbyshire Environmental Forum meeting

Elvaston Park Local Nature Reserve

A day of practical information and activities, Including  Idenitification walks (e.g. trees and minibeasts) and tasks in the Local Nature Reserve

Meet at Rangers Office opposite shop in main courtyard 10.00am-3.00pm Café on site, or bring your own sandwiches.

Meet at: Elvaston Country Park, Borrowash Road (B5010) Elvaston Derby Derbyshire DE72 3EP

Car parking : details to be provided when you book;

For more information and a plan of the park see www.derbyshire.gov.uk/Elvastonparkmap

(possible Moth Watch at Elvaston on Tues 15th, weather permitting)

24 May 2012

Findern Historical Walk.

A short evening stroll around our wildlife sites and along the Trent & Mersey Canal. Meet at the Village Green at 7pm. This event is organised as part of the National Forest Walking Festival. Small charge applies.

June 2012

4 June 2012

Crowns and Tiaras Walk

Follow the clues as we make our way from the Village Green to the Nadee Restaurant. Fancy dress optional. There will be prizes for the first correct answers and for the best fancy dress. Medals for all finishers!This walk starts on the VIllage Green at 11am. Tickets MUST be bought in advance from group members or Findern PO, priced £3 each or £10 per family.

7 June 2012

Our monthly management meeting will be held in Findern Parish Rooms at 7pm. All welcome.

 11 June  2012

Balsam Bashing! Meet at the Nadee Restaurant in Heath Lane to help us rid our canal towpath of this invasive pest.

 12 June 2012

Group members will be going to County Offices Matlock as part of the Derbyshire County Council's Big Society In Action Event.

We are going  along to find out about plans to help support small groups with big ideas. We hope to see some great examples of activities and action by small groups - showing how a little support can go a long way.

 

The County Council will also be launching theirr Excellence in the Community Awards 2012 and giving us the opportunity to network with county councillors and other community representatives.

15 June 2012

Join us at Findern Village Fete on Findern Green!

 

 

 

July 2012

3rd July 2012

South Derbyshire Environmental Forum

Trails, quizzes and outdoor activities

This session will include tree trails and basic tree ID, and how to set up trails on your site, all led by the  Environmental Education Project. Most of the meeting will be outdoors.

2.30-6.00pm

Rosliston Forestry Centre, Burton Rd, Rosliston Swadlincote DE12 8JX. Meet at the Forest Classroom.

 5 July 2012

Our monthly management meeting in the Parish Rooms, Findern at 7pm. All welcome.

 6 July 2012

We shall be attending a meeting to evaluate the National Forest Walking Festival, 2012.

7 July 2012

Come and see us at Mercia Marina's open Weekend.

13 July

We shall be recording the species of bats which fly along the Trent & Mersey Canal here in Findern. This survey is in partnership with Derby Bat Conservation Group and Mercia Marina Wildlife Group.

18 July

We shall be meeting staff from the Canal and River Trust at 2.30pm to discuss future projects.

August

2 August 2012

Our monthly management meeting will be held  in the Parish Rooms at 7pm. All welcome.

13 August 2012

We shall be meeting members of Derbyshire Wildlife Trust and The Canal and River Trust to plan our Jubilee Wood project.

14 & 15 August

We shall be laying a boardwalk alongside the Trent & Mersey canal here in Findern. Please join us on the canal towpath from 10am each day.

21 August 2012

We shall be meeting our Rights of Way Assistant and our Volunteer Coordinator to plan future projects.

22nd August 2012

Findern Historical Walk

Join the group on a short evening stroll around our wildlife sites and along the Trent and Mersey canal towpath. This is a circular walk of about 3 miles. There are no stiles but the ground may be uneven in places and may be muddy after rain.

The walk is part of South Derbyshire District Council's Summer Walks Programme and it starts on Findern Village Green at 7 pm. The walk is free but donations can be made to Findern Footpaths Group.

 

September 2012

6 September  2012

Our regular monthly management meeting will be held in the Parish Rooms at 7pm. All welcome.

 

25 September 2012

Practical skills afternoon and evening at Calke Abbey

To include:

-Practical woodland/path management

-Identification walks (weather permitting, this is likely to be fungi, mammal tracks and signs, bats)

-ID skills: moths/ other invertebrates / trees

Booking essential for afternoon and evening programmes (either or both)

Come dressed for the weather and outdoor work (work is optional!) 2.00pm-6.00pm & 7.00– 10.00pm

Light supper (jacket potato + dessert) available at 6pm in the Calke Restaurant, £7/ head (pre book by 17th Sept).

Calke Abbey National Trust, Ticknall, DE73 7LE

Meet in Stable Block teaching room (near tea room)

Small site admission charge, unless you belong to the National Trust

 

Wednesday 26th September 2012

Join the group on a leisurely circular walk visiting the wildlife sites managed by the group on behalf of Findern Parish Council. The walk then joins the Trent and Mersey canal towpath for the walk back to the village. The walk is about 3 miles long. There are no stiles but the ground is uneven in places and may be muddy after rain.

This walk is free and is part of the Wild Derby Programme.

The walk starts on Findern Village Green at 1.30 pm.

 

Saturday 29th September 2012

We shall be working on the group's display as part of the Harvest Festival celebration.

 

 

 

 

 

October 2012

4 October 2012

Our monthly management meeting wil be held in Findern Parish Rooms at 7pm. All welcome.

13 October 2012

We shall be conducting a bi-annual inspection of our bat boxes with members of Derby Bat Conservation Group.

31 October 2012

Fun on the Green!

Come in your halloween costume and join group members and Derbyshire Countryside Service for seasonal family activities. There will be a chance to join in with a host of seasonal fun and games, plus other fun activities on the Green and in the mobile library.

Findern Village Green, 1-3pm. All welcome.

 

November 2012

November 1 2012

Our last management meeting of the year, beginning at 7pm. Venue tbc. All welcome.

 

November 6 2012

 Publicity and marketing including public relations & social media

A series of short presentations/ workshops from South Derbyshire District Council, Northgate Public Services

and the Derbyshire Biodiversity Partnership. #LDLBAP Plus a chance to plan 2013 programme...

7-9pm Repton Village Hall, Askew Grove, Repton DE65 6GR

 

November 17 2012

We shall be attending the Lowland Derbyshire Biodiversity Partnership Forum at County Offices Matlock.

 

November 25 2012

Fun on the Green at Findern - Elves Workshop

Outdoor event with Findern Footpaths group and the SouthDerbyshire Environmental Education Team, including a chance to decorate your own baby Christmas tree.

Drop in between 1.30pm and 3.30pm

Free admission, small charge for some activities.

November 24 & 26 2012

We shall be planting our new Jubilee Wood alongside the Trent & Mersey canal. Meet at the Nadee at 10am. All welcome, but please bring a spade.

December

December 10 2012

We shall be planting our new Jubilee Wood alongside the Trent & Mersey canal from 10am-12noon. All welcome, but please bring a spade.

 

December 13 2012

Santa Stroll  ( in aid of Findern Village Preschool).

We shall be wearing our best Santa outfits when we walk to Mercia Marina and back  with the preschool children, their parents, staff and committee members to raise funds for new toys and equipment for the preschool. We hope to be leaving the Village Hall at around 9.45am. Join us, come along to watch the santas or sponsor us!