Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust  



Upcoming Events

All children and young adults under 19 must be accompanied by a parent or carer



Friday 17th May. Family bat walk. A walk for members of the public including children, focusing on listening for bats using acoustic detectors. We will also meet up with a moth and bat trapping group at the dam pond to see what they have caught. Here we will also be able to search for amphibians and dragonfly larvae with torches. Other nocturnal wildlife may also be about, such as Woodcock and Tawny Owls. All tools and equipment will be provided but please bring a torch and wear strong boots and warm clothing. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 21.10. Scheduled to finish about 22.30. Joint event with S. Yorks Bat Group


Sunday 19th May. The Wharncliffe Dawn Chorus. Enjoy the natural orchestra of Wharncliffe Heath and the surrounding woodland. Andrew Hill will be leading this event and will point out the individual instruments and the key points that help you recognise them, as well as describe the birds' natural history. It can still be cold at dawn in May, and the paths may be muddy, so please wear appropriate clothing and also bring your own refreshment. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 04.30. Scheduled to finish about 08.30.


Sunday 27th October. Fungi in a beech grove. Join Michael (Ziggy) Senkans and friends on a stroll into the woods around Wharncliffe Heath, to examine an area dominated by beeches for fungi. Suitable for young and old, the skilled and beginners. Ziggy will identify the fungi and explain the features that allowed him to do that, and also discuss their natural history. Please wear suitable (warm) outdoor clothing and sturdy walking boots, and bring your own refreshment. Joint event with Sorby Natural History Society. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00. Scheduled to finish about 13.30.




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