Take a stroll this month and you will see a burst of purple heather. Also known as 'ling', this abundant plant is a lover of heathland, moors, bogs and even woodland with acidic or peat soils. It was once used to make brooms which is how it got its latin name - Calluna means to beautify or sweep!
We have some amazing river species in Derbyshire, including water voles, otters and Atlantic salmon. Over the years we have undertaken a wide variety of watery work so they can thrive but we need to do more and we need your help to do it.