• Darley & Nutwood LNR                    • Derbyshire Amphibian and Reptile Group

Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

Derbyshire Badger Groups                     • Derby City Pond Warden Association

Derbyshire Dragonflies and Damselflies

• Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Entomological Society

• Derbyshire Biodiversity Website                                • Derbyshire Mammal Group

• Derby Natural History Society                        • Derbyshire Ornithological Society

Derbyshire Natural History (Yahoo! Groups)

• Derbyshire Wildlife Trust | Local DWT Groups @Twitter

• Erewash Borough Council – Tree Warden Scheme

• ECP&DA – Erewash Canal Preservation & Development Association

• Erewash Valley Wildlife    • Friends of West Park    • Flora of Derbyshire | 2015 pub.

Long Eaton & District Chronicle (read online)

Long Eaton & District U3A

Sawley & District Historical Society  • Shipley Country Park

The Derbyshire Bat Conservation Group @Twitter

The Honey Pot (Bees and Beekeeping)

The Long Eaton & Sawley Archive

The Long Eaton Grammar School – Reunited

• The Long Eaton School [ The Malcolm Parry Observatory | Events]

Long Eaton Astronomical Society – If you are interested in joining the Astro Society, they will be meeting on the first Thursday of every month starting on 1st March at 6pm. If you would like to reserve a place, please email the school with your name and contact details, for the attention of Miss Flood.

The Long Eaton Website | RSS • The Draycott & Breaston Website | RSS

The Sandiacre & Stapleford Website | RSS


Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society @Twitter

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust @Twitter YouTube


Attenborough Nature Centre @Twitter 

Broxtowe LNRs and Management Plans – the birds and invertebrates of Eakring and the Sherwood Forest NNR in Nottinghamshire [flickr photostream]

Exploring Beeston’s History (Beeston, Notts)

Friends of Bramcote Ridge

Friends of Toton Fields and Meadows

Gedling Conservation Trust

Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group (Notts BAG)

Nottinghamshire Birdwatchers

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust @Twitter YouTube

Rushcliffe Wildlife (Flora and Fauna of Nottinghamshire South of the Trent)

East Midlands

Butterfly Conservation – East Midlands Branch


BBC Nature

BBC WebWise – a beginners guide to using the internet

Canal & River Trust | Long Eaton area map | Erewash Canal

iRecord – The goal of iRecord is to make it easier for wildlife sightings to be collated, checked by experts and made available to support research and decision-making at local and national levels.  Join iRecord now to share your sightings with the recording community, explore dynamic maps and graphs of your data and make a real contribution to science and conservation.

iSpot -Learn more about wildlife, share your interest with a friendly community and get help identifying what you have seen.

Wild About Britain

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Attenborough Nature Centre – various short courses throughout the year

Debbie Alston (Derbyshire based wildlife walks, talks, courses and training)

Field Studies Council Courses

Sorby Natural History Society – Sheffield based (lectures and indoor meetings)


RSS Feeds

RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is extremely useful for automated delivery of the latest news, forum post or blog entry from your favourite websites right to your computer. Several software applications and web browsers are available which allow you to read updated news from multiple feeds. Websites such as Wild About Britain have separate feeds for each specialist forum, allowing you to pick only the subjects which interest you. If you haven’t used this technology before, and don’t have the time or inclination to constantly check your favourite websites for updates, then I can highly recommend using RSS software to deliver the news to you.

Note that there may be a delay in the time you actually receive the updated news after it is initially posted on the source website. This will depend on your RSS reader settings and the RSS service provider used to generate and deliver the feed e.g.

Some suggested options for receiving RSS;

Web Browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0+ | Mozilla Firefox | Opera
News Readers: News Crawler (PC) | FeedDemon (PC) | Newsfire (Mac) | NetNewsWire (Mac)
Wed-based: My Yahoo! | Google Reader

How toAbout RSS News Feeds • BBC Guide to Using News Feeds

Derbyshire Amphibian and Reptile Group;
Derbyshire ARG – News

Derby Cathedral Peregrine Project

Derbyshire Wildlife Trust
DWT – Latest News

Erewash Valley Wildlife website
• Erewash Valley Wildlife • Latest Patch Sightings

Leicestershire & Rutland Ornithological Society;
• LROS Latest Bird Sightings

Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust
NWT – News

Wild About Britain;
British Wildlife Forums • Astronomy Forums • British Birds
Fungi Forums [sub. Lichen | Microscopy | Myxomycetes]
General Wildlife
Insects and Invertebrates [sub. Moths | Butterflies | Spiders | Eggs, Larvae and Caterpillars]
Mammal ForumsReptile and Amphibian Forums • UK Weather
Water Life Forums • Wild Places and Geography
Wildflowers, Plants & Trees Forums [sub. Wildflowers | Trees | Non-flowering Plants]
TV and Radio