Spring wildlife in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire

As we say wave goodbye to the colder winter months and relish spring bursting into life around us, you can spot more and more wildlife returning to the places we care for near you. Here's our guide on what to spot where during the spring months in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

A hedgehog wandering through grass

Time out to notice nature 

As the weather warms up and the days get longer, thousands of migrating birds pass over the Peak District. Bats and Hedgehogs start emerging from hibernation, and look out for the swallows skimming over the fields in front of the Visitor Centre as you enjoy a brew.

Evening sun reflects on the ponds in the Park at Hardwick, Derbyshire

Springtime in Hardwick park 

As spring arrives, see some of nature's best moments unfold in the expanse of Hardwick's park.

Pied flycatcher

Pied flycatchers at Longshaw

How do our team of rangers welcome pied flycatchers back to Longshaw?