OUR OPEN MEETINGS OR TALKS are usually held in Totley Library. There will be publicity advertising these events in the local press, on the website, emailed out and on posters located at various sites around Totley and in the Wood. All are very welcome to come along and join us. If you would like to offer to help with these in any way, please do get in touch with the Secretary: fogwsecretary@gmail.com

 

We also have occasional GUIDED WALKS usually at the weekends which are advertised in the same way.

 

OUR CONSERVATION WORK MORNINGS are from 10am for 2 to 3 hours on the last Sunday of the month if the weather is okay. There is always a SCC Ranger there with appropriate tasks (light and heavy) and tools. We meet either at the Baslow Road bus terminus, the Scout Hut on Aldam Road, Totley or at the end of Totley Hall Lane. They are advertised on posters around Totley, in the local press and nearer the date are emailed out. Tea, coffee and biscuits provided. 

 

If you are interested in helping us carry out such work in Gillfield Wood with a Ranger from Sheffield City Council or have any questions, please contact fogwsecretary@gmail.com

 

 

The program of events and Conservation Workdays for 2019 is as follows:

      

JUNE 2019

Saturday 22ndLichen/Invertebrate Survey in Gillfield Wood. This is a joint Lichen Survey with members of the Friends of Gillfield Wood and Sorby Natural History Society, lead by Steve Price. Other Sorby members interested in invertebrates will hopefully join us giving opportunity to learn to recognise not only lichens but also woodland invertebrates.

 

Meet at the end of Totley Hall Lane at 10:30am. Bring packed lunch if you wish to stay into the afternoon. We will finish no later than 4pm. All welcome. This is a great opportunity to learn about less obvious aspects of our woodland. 

 

JULY 2019

Sunday 21st: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning, run with the help of the Sheffield Council Ranger Service.  Meet 10am at Baslow Road bus terminus.  Refreshments, tools, etc. provided.  Please wear strong footwear and appropriate clothing.  All levels of help required and guidance given.  Do also check our website at www.friendsofgillfieldwood.com – any late changes of venue will be published there.

 

Saturday 27th: Bird Walk. Please join Chris Measures for his third Bird Walk of 2019. This is the time of year with opportunity to see butterflies and birds, and hear bird song. We recommend that you wear good footwear and appropriate clothing.  Binoculars and cameras welcome.  Meet for an early start of 8am at the Scout Hut, Aldam Road.  The walk will last around 2-3 hours. No experience necessary

 

SEPTEMBER 2019

Sunday 29th: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning, run with the help of the Sheffield Council Ranger Service.  Meet 10am at Baslow Road bus terminus.  Refreshments, tools, etc. provided.  Please wear strong footwear and appropriate clothing.  All levels of help required and guidance given.  Do also check our website at www.friendsofgillfieldwood.com – any late changes of venue will be published there.

 

OCTOBER 2019

Sunday 6th: Small Mammal Survey. We welcome back Val Clinging as we look at traps set the night before in a couple of locations in Gillfield Wood. We will start at 8:30am at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane. This is a lovely family event. 

 

Sunday 27th: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning, run with the help of the Sheffield Council Ranger Service.  Meet 10am at Baslow Road bus terminus.  Refreshments, tools, etc. provided.  Please wear strong footwear and appropriate clothing.  All levels of help required and guidance given.  Do also check our website at www.friendsofgillfieldwood.com – any late changes of venue will be published there.

 

Bird Walks 2019: Chris Measures has kindly agreed to do two more Bird Walks this year; one in August, the other in November (dates to be arranged).