“What’s Going On in South Yorkshire?” – A Festival of Amateur Natural History


Saturday 23rd February 2019 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, Peter Clegg and Alistair McLean.

10.40 A short history of Sheffield Ornithology. Bob Croxton

11.00 The rediscovery of a live population of the Sundew Plume Moth Buckleria paludum127 years to the day that G. T. Porritt first found this species on Thorne Moors (18 July 1891). Helen Kirk

11.20 Brownfield Insects in the Dearne Valley. Derek Whiteley

11.30 BREAK

12.00 South Yorkshire’s changing bird populations. Geoff Carr

12.30 The work of the Burnet Trust, who manage several wildflower meadows in North Doncaster. Louise Hill


14.00 The re-wetting and invertebrates of Lindholme Moor, a lowland peat bog to the west of Doncaster. Mick Oliver

14.30 The Fight for Crayfish. Paul Hobson

15:00 Recording Flies in South Yorkshire. Derek Whiteley

15.20+ Informal chat and drinks. Dismantle displays.

Note the early finish this year! Timings and speakers may be subject to change. The Sorby website will display up to date details, including any weather problems.

Reasonably priced food (sandwiches, cakes and biscuits) and hot drinks will be available at all breaks, the bar will be open from lunch.

Travel Details

Treeton Miners Welfare
Arundel Street
S60 5PW

OS Grid Ref SK430876

Treeton is a village just over 6 miles from the centre of Sheffield via the A630 Sheffield Parkway. 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 bus routes and times change on a regular basis, please check before traveling, the Sorby website will be kept up to date.)

X74 to Harthill leave Sheffield Interchange 0902 and 1002, then hourly and take about 15 minutes straight up the Parkway. Alight at Pollywiggle Nursery Treeton. Buses back to Sheffield are 9 minutes past the hour.

Buses from Rotherham

(Rotherham Interchange is currently closed. Buses can be caught on Corporation Street outside Wilko, Rotherham Station and Westgate)

73 to Treeton leave Rotherham 55 and 15 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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Booking is Free (Including non members) to book a place email Peter Clegg .