See our July newsletter for full details.
MONDAY, 4 JULY. WOODHOUSE WASHLANDS.
A general meeting to record this floodplain grazing marsh and, in particular, its ponds. Plenty of interest for botanists, invertebrate recorders and others.
Please contact Chris Doar via for further details.
MONDAY, 4 JULY. SIG MEETING TO LITTLEWORTH.
Organised by Derek Whiteley and Sorby Invertebrate Group.
If you haven’t been to Littleworth (the former Monk Bretton Colliery) it is worth making the trip. A rich tapestry of brownfield habitats with a wonderful flora for central Barnsley. We will be exploring and recording invertebrates but it is also interesting to botanists.
Please contact Derek Whiteley via for further details.
TUESDAY, 5 JULY. SORBY INVERTEBRATE GROUP MEETING TO HARTSHEAD QUARRY.
Leader – Steve Price.
Hartshead Quarry, near Heathcote, is a 10ha disused limestone quarry that was acquired by Derbyshire Wildlife Trust in 2014. It is adjacent to the existing Hartington Meadows Nature Reserve. The quarry itself has a good mix of cliffs, bare soil and rock, wetland, and species rich grassland. These support a wide range of plants and invertebrates. Although it is not open to the public we have been given permission to visit and record.
Please contact Steve Price via for further details.
SATURDAY, 9 JULY. BOTANY & GENERAL FIELD MEETING AT LANGSETT WOODS & SWINDEN, NEAR FLOUCH.
Leader – Roger Butterfield.
Langsett Woods and the adjoining fields at Swinden form part of the Western Moors Local Wildlife Site designated by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The area features various habitats of interest, including flower-rich meadows and patches of bog vegetation.
Please contact Roger Butterfield via for further details.
SUNDAY, 17 JULY. PLANT GALL MEETING TO CLUMBER PARK (NATIONAL TRUST).
Leader – Tom Higginbottom with the British Plant Gall Society.
This is a full day meeting to record the galls and other areas of natural history for the National Trust. We shall be wandering through woodland and grassland on paths around the main lake investigating a variety of habitats and plant hosts, searching for galls caused by insects and fungi.
Please contact Tom Higginbottom via for further details.