The Wild Flower Group meets during the spring and summer (from mid-May to mid-September) on the second and fourth Fridays of the month.
Our walks (or 'ambles' might be a better word to use!) are arranged so that we visit a varied selection of habitats and countryside throughout the season.
Locations close to Chesterfield are usually half-day trips; those which are further afield in the Peak District or elsewhere in Derbyshire last until mid-afternoon and we take a picnic lunch.
No previous knowledge is required - just a willingness to see and admire wild flowers in their natural settings. We are only a small group - the number of people on our outings has varied from four to eight people - new members are always welcome.
More people have come on our walks this year than in previous years, which is very encouraging.
The highest number was 14 people on the Chesterfield Canal walk, with over half the walks achieving double-figure attendances - a level not previously recorded since I became the Group Co-ordinator.