Wharncliffe Heathlands Trust  


 

 

Upcoming Events

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

 

2018

Sunday 30th September. Birch Bash on Wharncliffe Heath. Our livestock do a great job at keeping down invasive tree growth but from time to time we give them a little help. Hand tools and training provided, as are good views, fresh air and some chitchat. Good weather we have to hope for! Please bring your own refreshment and lunch, wear tough outer clothing and a good pair of boots. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00. Scheduled to finish at 16.00.

 

Saturday 6th October. Bat Box Check. The reserve supports a long running bat box scheme which is regularly used for roosting by at least four species of bat. The boxes are monitored by South Yorkshire Bat Group and this joint event comprises the autumn check of all boxes. The event takes approximately 4 hours and good fitness is required. Attendance is limited in numbers. Please let Robert Bell (robert.andrew.bell@gmail.com) know if you would like to attend. Meet at 10.00 at River Don bridge, Station Rd, Deepcar SK291981.

 

Saturday 6th October. Bat Walk. This batty Saturday concludes with a family friendly event where we will search for bats across the reserve, using bat detectors to try and find these fascinating nocturnal mammals. It is advised that this walk may need to be cancelled in the event of poor weather. For this reason please let Robert Bell (robert.andrew.bell@gmail.com) know if you would like to attend. It is advised that attendees bring a torch and stout footwear suitable for walking on rough trails. Meet at 18:45 at River Don bridge, Station Rd, Deepcar SK291981.

 

Saturday 13th October. Discovering Lichens. Heathland is a great place for lichens, with lots of woody and stoney surfaces to grow on and a lot of light. Wharncliffe Heath suffered from severe air pollution for many decades and is still recovering. Seeing as most of our lichen records go back to 2008, we hope to find some new arrivals. The event is led by lichenologist Steve Price from Sorby NHS, and this is a joint event with Sorby Natural History Society. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 10.30.

 

Sunday28th October. Bash the Bracken! We are trying to improve some of the areas below Wharncliffe Crags, for wildlife and livestock. After clearing areas of bracken brash we attract the livestock to the area with a salt lick and herb-rich hay. Their trampling further weakens the bracken and the livestock spread meadow seed in their stools. So the livestock do most of the hard work but we have to get the ball rolling. Hand tools and training provided, but please bring your own lunch and wear tough outdoor clothes and stout boots. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00. Scheduled to finish at 16.00.

 

Saturday 10th November. Let's find some Fungi! With Michael (Ziggy) Senkans. Please join Ziggy and friends on a stroll around the reserve looking for and identifying fungi. We have a good selection available and are always looking for something new. Joint event with Sorby NHS. Please wear tough boots and clothes appropriate for the time of year. Meet at the River Don bridge, Station Road, Deepcar SK291981 at 11.00. Scheduled to finish at 13.00.

 

 

 

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