OUR INDOOR AND OUTDOOR EVENTS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  THIS INCLUDES OUR CONSERVATION WORK MORNINGS AS WELL.

 

OUR INDOOR MEETINGS are held in the Totley Library and start at 7.30pm. 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

 

Dates for 2020 (all Sundays) are as follows:

·         26th April

·         24th May

·         21st June

.         19th July

·         30th August

·         27th September

·         25th October

·         22nd November

·         20th December 

 

We are also going to arrange a few mid-week Conservation Mornings where we will not have the help of a Council Ranger but will concentrate on tasks we can do independently. 

 

Meet at the Baslow Road bus terminus at 10.00am. Bring spade/shovel and rake if you have them/one.  And gloves and flask. We will probably finish around 11.30 but feel free to come and go to suit.

 

The programme of events for 2020 is as follows:

 

April

Saturday 25th: Bird Walk with Chris Measures - Meet at the Scout Hut off Aldam Road at 0800. All welcome, no experience necessary.  Warm clothes and suitable footwear are recommended.

  

Walk lasts between 2 and 3 hours.  Don't forget your binoculars if you have them.  We hope to hear and see some early summer migrants as well as our usual resident species. 

 

Monday 27th:  "Swifts Need Your Help" an illustrated talk by John H. Ellicock.  This will cover the life of Swifts and a local project that is trying to ensure Swifts continue to fly in the skies above us and enrich our lives in summer. A real insight into the project that includes the making and erection of nest boxes in local villages.

 

Our short Annual General Meeting will be held at the beginning of the meeting.

 

 July - Date to be confirmed - Bumblebee Walk

 

September

Monday 28th:  "Hedgehogs" an illustrated talk by Jo Wilkinson covering the status of Hedgehogs in Britain, their ecology and behaviour and what we can do to help them and survey them.  Jo runs the Hedgehog Friendly Campus Project protecting and supporting Hedgehogs on several university campuses.

 

October

Sunday 11th: Small Mammal Trapping in Gillfield Wood.  A joint event with the Sorby Natural History Society led by Val Clinging.  Traps are set the previous evening and then inspected on the Sunday morning to observe up close any small mammals caught before they are released unharmed.  Further details to be confirmed nearer the time.

 

November

Saturday 14th: Fungi Survey in Gillfield Wood.  A joint event with the Sorby Natural History Society led by Chris Kelly.  Further details to be confirmed nearer the time.

 

December 

Monday 7th: Ranger Stuart Davies’s talk, Stories from the Peak Park 

 

Monday 1st February 2021The Tenants and Workers of Abbey Dale Forge 1738-1933. A talk by Pauline Burnett. Following its growth from a single grinding wheel dependent on the R. Sheaf for power, the talk covers the aspirations of its tenants in the development the forge, as well as its eventual decline as the steel industry expanded throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Covering the highs and lows of both tenants and workers lives, it aims to illustrate the industrial and social past associated with the R. Sheaf in Abbeydale and Totley.

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.