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

11.30 BREAK

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


14.00 Wharncliffe Heath                                                                                           Dave Buttle

14.30 South Yorkshire Hemiptera (True Bugs)                                                         Jim Flanagan

15.00 BREAK

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

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

Arundel Street


S60 5PW


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

Traveline 01709 51 51 51