Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust  


 

 

Upcoming Events

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

 

2019

Saturday 23rd March. Birch bash with the Sheffield University Conservation Volunteers. We will be joined by members of the SUCV for a day of lopping and sawing birch regrowth in the northern enclosure. Our livestock do a great job of keeping the trees down on the heath, but sometimes they need a bit of help. The terrain here is particularly rough, so please make sure you have sturdy ankle-covering boots as well as clothes to match the possibly cold early spring weather. Training in the use of hand tools will be given, but please bring your own refreshments. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00, scheduled to finish at 13.00.

 

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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