We have, however, now started to think about the new world out there in the future and have organised a number of outdoor activities. Please see the Events page for details.
Gillfield Wood in the Winter
Gillfield Wood in the Autumn
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TOTLEY SWIFT GROUP
The Friends of Gillfield Wood have been spreading their wings and have set up a Swift Group in Totley.
We hope to put up more Swift Nest boxes around the village before May this year, 2022. If you are interested in purchasing a nest box and having it fitted to your property, please find out more details from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please click on this link or go to the page Totley Swift Group for more information.
TOTLEY SWIFT GROUP
Facebook: S17 & Totley Swifts
Twitter: @Totley Swifts
SWIFT AWARENESS WEEK
JULY 2 TO 10, 2022
Celebrating our not so Common Swifts with their own Swift Awareness Week (SAW) - trying to reverse their decline!
On Saturday July 2 Totley Swift Group will have an
information stall outside Totley Co-op from 9am to 1pm
Totley village Swift walk is on Tuesday, 5 July at 8pm
weather permitting. Meet at Green Oak Park entrance on Mickley Lane. Please email to book a place.
During SAW, Totley Library will have displays about Swifts and other wildlife in Totley and the S17 area, in
conjunction with the Friends of Gillfield Wood.
PLEASE CALL IN, TALK TO US, JOIN US, PICK UP LEAFLETS, TELL US IF YOU HAVE SWIFTS NESTING AT YOUR HOUSE.
FIND OUT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SWIFTS, SWALLOWS AND HOUSE MARTINS.
Gillfield Wood - known locally also as Gillyfield Wood was first documented in 1561 as ‘a springe wood called Jyll felde’ but is certainly much older. Sinuous in shape and following the Totley Brook, it is at the edge of Sheffield near the Peak District National Park, lying on the boundary between both Totley and Holmesfield and South Yorkshire and Derbyshire. Gillfield is a peaceful wood, mostly replanted with American (red) oak and larch in the 1960’s but retaining much of its ancient flora including swathes of bluebells and wood anemones in spring.
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