Swifts CompetitionSwifts typically arrive in Early May. Tell us when and where you saw your first Swift this summer. If you write just a few words about what this meant to you, you could win a copy of this new book signed and presented to you by nationally-acclaimed author Mark Cocker. Please send your words and sighting by 30 June to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A Summer Evening with Mark Cocker

Moorlands Climate Action welcomes author Mark Cocker back to the Foxlowe Arts Centre on Wednesday 12 July. A truly inspiring speaker, Mark will take to the stage at 7.30pm to discuss his latest book One Midsummer's Day - Swifts and the Story of Life on Earth with MCA's own Mark Johnson.  Tickets are free and available at Eventbrite.

This competition and talk form part of a multi-year programme to build on the work of Swifts of Leek in bringing back this beautiful but threatened bird in the numbers once seen in the skies above Leek. This includes new swift boxes and recording sightings on the RSPB Swift Map.

Swift mapper