CONSERVATION WORK MORNINGS (PCM) 10-1:30 P.M.

TEA COFFEE AND BISCUITS PROVIDED.

 

The program of events and Conservation Workdays for 2018/19 is as follows:

 

NOVEMBER 2018 

Saturday 17th: November Bird Walk with FoGW’s Chris Measures.  Chris’ final walk of the year will be a gentle stroll in and around Gillfield Wood to see and hear our wintering birds.  Meet at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane at 9am. No experience necessary.  Bring binoculars and cameras.  Strong shoes are essential.  The walk will last about 2-3 hours.

 

Sunday 25th: 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. 

 

Monday 26th: The Gillfield Woods - Tracks and Trespassers by Josie Dunsmore. An illustrated walk along the old tracks of our four local Woods looking from the perspective of recently discovered historical information and present-day evidence.

 

DECEMBER 2018

Friday 14th: Winter Woods, Winter Words. Welcome to a seasonal evening of stories, songs and poems celebrating woods with Sally Goldsmith and Rony Robinson. Please meet at Totley Library, Baslow Road from 7pm to 10pm.

 

JANUARY 2019

Monday 14th: Fifty Years of Fungi. What have we learnt about fungi in the last fifty years? Well, they are far more important than just being something to eat or to avoid as they might be poisonous. Join Steve Clements who will share his insights and relate these to Gillfield Wood.

 

Sunday 20th: 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.

 

FEBRUARY 2019

Monday 4th: The Bats of South Yorkshire.  Robert Bell has offered to enlighten us on the bat species in our area, their life history and some local sites where they occur.

 

Saturday 9th: February Bird Walk with FoGW’s Chris Measures. An opportunity to look out for winter birds. Meet at the bottom of Totley Hall Lane at 9am. No experience necessary.  Bring binoculars and cameras.  Strong shoes are essential.  The walk will last about 2-3 hours.

 

Sunday 17th: 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.

 

MARCH 2019

Monday 11th: A Potted History of Longshaw. Thelma Griffiths will talk about the history of Longshaw and cover any links to Gillfield Wood.

 

Sunday 31st: 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.

 

APRIL 2019

Saturday 13th: Photography Activity Day. This is an opportunity to photograph the wood at a time when many Spring flowers are emerging. Fran Halsall joins us again and will be on hand to teach aspects of photography. Each half day session will be £3 or join us for the whole day for £5. Bring a packed lunch.

 

Sunday 28th: 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.

 

Monday 29th: AGM + Talk – details to be confirmed. Speaker currently being arranged.

 

MAY 2019

Wildflower Meadow Walk. A look at another of our meadows close to Gillfield Wood with Rebekah Newman. Date and time to confirm.

 

Bird Walks 2019

Chris Measures has kindly agreed to do four more Bird Walks for 2019. When I have dates from Chris I will expand this section of the diary.

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