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Open Meeting Report
Written by Keith Dodd   
Oct 24, 2014 at 08:55 PM

Our last Open Meeting took place on the 3rd October 2011. The approved report can be viewed following the link below. There is also a link to the DAS Newsletter dated 21st October 2014.

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Hawthorne Clearance
Written by Keith Dodd   
Oct 04, 2014 at 09:10 PM

I have arranged a TCV workday at Darley and Nutwood Local Nature Reserve which you would be welcome to join. It is on

Thursday 13 November 2014

starting at 09:45 am and finishing around 3:30 pm.

The main task will be hawthorn clearance.

 If you plan to come for all or part of the day please let me know. Rough clothes advisable.

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Cricket Watch
Written by Felicity Jackson   
Aug 29, 2014 at 12:05 AM

Our Cricket Watch on August 17, 2014 was attended by Keith Dodd,  Steve Plant, Alan Jones, Peter Hill and myself.

This was a visit to look for bush crickets. The weather had, in the previous few days, turned much cooler, rain threatened, and I feared we would not find many, if any, crickets. I need not have worried. In the company of such experts and enthusiasts, we found plenty - bush crickets, grasshoppers and many other insects, and it was a really interesting afternoon. The sun even shone.

Our findings were mainly from just two promising areas, where I had previously found some crickets. So it's likely that we have a healthy population of both species around the reserve.

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