We are hoping to run the following four events this year, so please make a note in your diaries if you would like to join us. These events will be free to members and non-members.
Our two planned OUTDOOR EVENTS are jointly run with Sorby Natural History Society:
Sunday October 10th: Small Mammal Trapping with Val Clinging of Sorby Natural History Society. Any small mammals caught will be released after close up identification. A family event, children very welcome. Special traps containing food will be set the night before. We will meet at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane at 8.30am for this special annual event.
Saturday November 13th: A walk in the wood looking for Fungi with Chris Kelly of Sorby Natural History Society. We will meet at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane at 10am. You can leave the event when you wish but if you would like to stay into the afternoon then you may want to bring a packed lunch.
Suitable winter clothing is recommended for both events. Strong footwear is also recommended, due to the time of year and the fact that we are likely to be off the footpaths at times.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday November 8th: “Hedgehogs” an illustrated talk by Jo Wilkinson. An insight into the lives of Hedgehogs and what you can do to help them. Please note this is a Zoom meeting, not a meeting in the library as originally planned. If you are not a member of the group but you would like to attend via Zoom, please email our secretary, Andy, on email@example.com
Monday December 6th, our Christmas meeting, “Swifts” an illustrated talk by John Ellicock. Lester Hartmann of the now famous "Peak Boxes" will be joining us with his specially designed Swift nest boxes. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the Totley Swift Group which has been running for two seasons and is an integral part of Friends of Gillfield Wood.
At the moment this indoor meeting has been arranged to be in Totley Library at 7.30pm. This meeting is likely to be bookings only as we are limited to 30 attendees but we could be forced into making it a Zoom meeting so please check this website nearer the time if you are interested.
OUR CONSERVATION WORK MORNINGS are from 10am for 2 to 3 hours on one Sunday in the month on an agreed date with the Sheffield City Council Ranger. A Ranger attends our work mornings 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. The work mornings are advertised on posters around Totley, in the local press and nearer the date are emailed out. Although tea, coffee and biscuits are normally provided, due to Covid precautions there are no drinks or biscuits provided so we recommend you bring along your own refreshments.
If you are interested in helping us carry out such work in Gillfield Wood or have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We may also arrange the occasional mid-week Conservation Morning where we will not have the help of a Council Ranger but will concentrate on tasks we can do independently. Here we are likely to 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.