This week you reported seeing some of our winged friends, including a herald moth near Burton Upon Trent. These moths live throughout the UK where there are Poplar and Willow trees, which are its food source. Near by in Derby, one of our smallest birds of prey with a wingspan 62cm and weighing up to 260g, the sparrowhawk, was seen. One of our most iconic and much smaller birds was spotted further north near Ambergate, the vibrant kingfisher, which has a wingspan of 25cm and weighs only 40g.
Sightings Blog - First week of November 2021
You may have been following the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) which (at the time of writing) is taking place in Glasgow. Climate change will of course not only impact humans but also the natural world and is interwoven with the ongoing nature emergency, so you are looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint more information can be found at the link below. Since its important to get your whole family on board there is a also a link below to our children’s site with information about how they can do their bit too.
For the grown ups: Things you can do about climate change: https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/things-you-can-do-climate-change
For the kids: Thing you can do to help the environment: https://www.wildlifewatch.org.uk/facts-and-stories/environment
We are looking forward to reading about your wildlife sightings across Derbyshire. To submit your own sighting and be featured in a future blog go to www.derbyshirewildlifetrust.org.uk/wildlife/record-sighting.
Thank you to Ali Barlow, Margarita Smoldareva, Diane Abbott, David Acklam and Paul Heaton for submitting their wildlife sightings.