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 programme of events and Conservation Workdays for 2019 is as follows:

         

 

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 of Sorby

Natural History Society as we look at traps set the night before in a couple of

locations in Gillfield Wood. We will meet at 8.30am at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane

and finish mid-morning. All are welcome - this is also a lovely family event when

children have the opportunity to see small mammals up close and can watch their

release unharmed back into the wild. Wear strong footwear and warm clothing. 

 

Monday 21st: Bumblebee talk by Rhodri Green, Bumblebee Conservation Trust at 07:30pm at Totley Library. Refreshments available. There will be a small charge for this 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.

 

NOVEMBER 2019

Saturday 2nd: our fourth and final Bird Walk of 2019 with Chris Measures. Meet at 9:00am at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane to look for resident birds as well as winter visitors such as Fieldfare and Redwing. No experience necessary, all welcome to come and learn more about our local birds. Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. Wear strong shoes and warm clothes. The walk will last about 2-3 hours. 

 

Sunday 24th: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. 

 

DECEMBER 2019

Monday 2nd: An illustrated talk by Stuart Davies, local photographer, about the life cycles of Dragonflies and Damselflies, particularly local species and the importance of ponds for them and other wildlife. Photos taken by the speaker when surveying for the British Dragonfly Survey over the past few seasons. Meeting starts at 7.30pm in Totley Library. Refreshments available.

 

Sunday 22ND: 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. 

Coming Soon (see Events page for details):

 

SEPTEMBER

Sunday 29th: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning.

 

OCTOBER

Sunday 6th: Small Mammal Survey with Val Clinging

 

Monday 21st: Bumblebee talk by Rhodri Green.

 

Sunday 27th: Friends of Gillfield Wood practical conservation morning.

 

NOVEMBER

Saturday 2nd: the fourth and final Bird Walk

 

DECEMBER

Monday 2nd: an illustrated talk by Stuart Davies.