The 9th South Yorkshire Natural History Day
“What’s Going On in South Yorkshire?” – A Festival of Amateur Natural History
Saturday 24th February 2018 at Treeton Miners Welfare, Arundel Street, Treeton, S60 5PW
10.00 Building opens and setting up of displays
10.30 Welcome and introduction Bob Croxton, Alistair McLean, Peter Clegg
10.40 The work of the Sorby Breck Bird Ringing Group Ray Knock
11.00 Foraging for Flowers, Fruits and Fungi in and around Sheffield Patrick Harding
12.00 100 years of the Sorby Natural History Society Val Clinging
12.30 Sorby Invertebrate Group – Recording the things that buzz and have lots of legs Derek Whiteley
13.00 LUNCH BREAK
14.00 Wharncliffe Heath Dave Buttle
14.30 South Yorkshire Hemiptera (True Bugs) Jim Flanagan
15.30 More Gillfield Secrets Derek Bateson
16.20 Wild plants of the Sheffield & Tinsley canal Ken Balkow
16.40 Barnsley and Sheffield Butterfly Atlases Derek Whiteley
17.00 Informal chat and drink. Dismantle displays and depart by 18.00
Timings and speakers may be subject to change
We look forward to welcoming you all on the day
To book please contact Peter Clegg at firstname.lastname@example.org
Write to Peter Clegg, 30 Trueman Green, Maltby, Rotherham S66 8QR.
The event is an annual festival, get-together and symposium of amateur natural history societies in South Yorkshire with speakers and displays from the local and county groups. An opportunity to meet and chat with other naturalists over a drink, and hear presentations by societies and groups on aspects of their work. There will be a bar and café. In between the talks there will be plenty of time for discussion and chat and looking at displays and book sales.
There will be a selection of reasonably priced sandwiches and snacks, tea and coffee available at all breaks and the bar will be open from lunch.Your are also welcome to bring your own food.
The event is open to all and free to attend.
Treeton Miners Welfare
OS Grid Ref. SK430876
Arundel Street is found when coming from Catcliffe, turning right straight after the traffic lights over the railway bridge (Or if coming from Aughton turn left before the traffic lights) by Cohens Chemist. Then go to the end of Arundel Street, where there is plenty of off street parking.
Buses from Sheffield
(Note change of bus numbers, route and times from previous years)
X74 to Harthill leave Sheffield Interchange 0902 and 1002 then hourly and take about 15 minutes straight up the Parkway. Alight at Pollywiggle Nursery. Buses back to Sheffield are 9 minutes past the hour.
Buses from Rotherham
(Note change of times from previous years)
73 to Treeton leave Rotherham Interchange on 17 and 47 minutes past each hour and usually take 20 minutes. Alight at Pollywiggle Nursery. Buses back to Rotherham are 12 and 42 minutes past each hour.
For up to date bus information check http://www.travelsouthyorkshire.com
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