AUGUST 2016 PCM

 

Chris Roberts, Andy Brewster and Stuart Davies repairing the water pipe that runs under the footpath near entrance 1.

Memorial Bench

 

At the beginning of April 2016 a few FOGW volunteers together with Sheffield City Council ranger Chris Roberts erected a memorial bench in memory of Avril Critchley at the Scout Hut end of the wood.

 

A fitting tribute to a staunch supporter of our group.

 

Thanks also to Chris Roberts for providing the wood for the bench.

We have a pond!

 

For those of you who were involved in the work last Sunday (21 Feb 2016) we now have a pond in place! The rangers came last Tuesday and excavated the area. Many thanks to all who helped. 

 

Below are a number of images courtesy of Derek Bateson and Stuart Davies showing what the group has achieved.

 

The pond seems to be holding water OK. Certainly the subsoil seemed to be a good mix of clay. Obviously it needs a few months to naturalise but so far so good.

 

Click on the images for an expanded version and a short explanation.

A few photos taken of some "serious" Conservation work being done preparing the Wildflower Meadow by Chris Roberts and a number of enthusiastic members! Great work everyone!

 

Images are © of Derek Bateson & Paul Hancock

Coming Soon (see Events page for details):

  

 

Saturday 25th April: Bird Walk led by Chris Measures. CANCELLED.

 

Monday 27th April:  "Swifts Need Your Help" an illustrated talk by John H. Ellicock. CANCELLED.

 

Monday 28th September:  "Hedgehogs" an illustrated talk by Jo Wilkinson.

 

Sunday 11th October: Small Mammal Trapping led by Val Clinging.

 

Saturday14th November: Fungi Survey led by Chris Kelly.

 

Monday 1st Feb 2021: Abbey Dale Forge  1738-1933. A talk by Pauline Burnett.