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Limb Valley Bibliography

Alcock, I. 1980. The distribution of grey squirrels in the Limb Valley.
Sorby Record, 19, 62-63.

Bowden, J., Johnson, S. & Whiteley, D. 1984. Ecology of small mammals in Limb Valley
Sorby Record, 22, 36-48.

Elliot, S.T. 1978. Birds of the Limb Valley 1974-1976
Sorby Record, 16, 13-21.

Garland, S.P. 1982. Limb Valley Moths – a preliminary report.
Sorby Record, 20, 76-78.

Garland, S.P. 1983. Beetles as Primary Woodland Indicators.
Sorby Record, 21, 3-38.

Gilbert, O. 1980. Lichens of the Limb Valley.
Sorby Record, 19, 64-67.

Lazenby, S.E., Johnson, S. & Whiteley, D. 1986. Small Mammals in Limb Valley – Progress Report 1984 and 1985
Sorby Record, 24, 49-52.

Lee, J. and Redgate, N. 1980. Beetles of the Sheffield Area – A Review.
Sorby Record, 18, 11-48.

Redgate, N.D. 1980. The distribution of small mammals in the Limb Valley.
Sorby Record, 19, 55-61

Smith, A.H.V. 1978. The Limb Valley Survey.
Sorby Record, 16, 4-13.

Smith, A.H.V Limb Valley Progress Reports For 1978. Sorby Record, 1979, 17, 13-17.
For 1979 Sorby Record, 1980, 18, 73-75.
For 1980. Sorby Record, 1981, 19, 50-52.
For 1981. Sorby Record, 1982, 20, 74-75.
For 1982. Sorby Record, 1983, 21, 87-90.
For 1983. Sorby Record, 1984, 22, 92-94.
For 1984. Sorby Record, 1985, 23, 79-81.
For 1985 & 1986. Sorby Record, 1986, 24, 45-48.

Smith, H. 1995. Long term census of birds in Limb Valley – results and conclusions.
Sorby Record, 31, 2-31. PDF download

Smith, A.H.V. (ed). 1995. Limb Valley Nature Trail.
Sorby Natural History Society pp 53.

Smith, A.H.V. 2001. Production of tree seed and abundance of Grey Squirrels Sciurus carolinensis in woodland of the Limb Valley.
Sorby Record, 37, 18-24.

The following unpublished surveys are available:

  1. Distribution of tree species in “Main Woodland” a) conifers b) Sycamore Acer pseudoplatanus c) Elm Ulmus spp including dead and dying trees d) Birch Betula sp.
  2. Distribution of herbaceous species in “Main Woodland” a) Stichwort Stellaria nemorum b) Bluebell Hyacinthoides non-scripta c) Creeping soft-grass Hollcus mollis d) Wavy Hair-grass Deschampsia flexuosus.
  3. Woodland structure – distribution of tree, shrub and field layers
  4. Density of trees in habitats of “Main Woodland”.
  5. Diameter of trunks of dominant tree species (at breast height) along transects across habitats of “Main Woodland”.
  6. Breeding season census of bird territories in “Upper Valley” and “Main Woodland” for 1978-1982. In 1982 “Bottom Beech” was included in the census.
  7. Winter census of birds in “Main Woodland” for 1978-1982 with in addition a census of Robin territories in Whirlow Brook Park for 1981 and 1982.
  8. Photographs of habitats in “Main Woodland” from documented locations.
  9. Photographs showing trees felled by gales or snow or felled by the Recreation Department. A photographic record of regeneration.