Field Trip Reports
Field Trip Organiser's Report 2016
There were 11 scheduled day trips and one weekend away to the Isle of Wight. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the latter had to be cancelled at short notice, but a few members still attended and managed to see the target species, Glanville Fritillary.
The total number of people attending all the day trips was 182 with the average attendance being 17. The highest number of people attending a single trip was 37 at Coombs Dale on 14 July. Three of the day trips were joint with either the Derby RSPB Group or Derby Natural History Society.
The trip to Warren Hills and Charnwood Lodge on 7 June was specifically for new members and this year 7 people attended.
The weather for the majority of day trips was not always perfect but generally the target species were seen. No trips were actually cancelled beforehand due to bad weather, but due to the awful weather on the day nobody apart from the leader turned up for the Cotgrave Forest walk on 9 July.
I would like to express my thanks to all the volunteers who led day trips this year. If you fancy leading a walk either locally or further afield please see me. It can be just for common species, or for more specialist ones. I also urge you to attend field trips - you don't have to be an expert - the leaders will help with identification.
Field Trip Organiser