Talk: “The Changing Wildlife & Fauna of Sheffield Area Woods”

Talk: “The Changing Wildlife & Fauna of Sheffield Area Woods” by Bob Croxton.

Date: Tuesday 21st August.
Time: 2.15pm at the Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods.

Friends of Ecclesall Woods have arranged a public talk which should be of particular interest to those who want to learn more about ecology in Sheffield’s woodlands.

Bob has been taking photos in certain areas on a regular basis for many years and has observed the changes that take place when more dominant species move in. Are brambles and holly more of a threat to our bluebells than any invasion by the Spanish variety? Come and see Bob’s photos showing changes in the incidence of bluebells and many other species as well.

Bob is an active member of the Sorby Society and has contributed to the recent Sheffield State of Nature report published by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.


An afternoon among the wood anemones

On 19th April 2018, I ran a photographic workshop at Gillfield Woods, Totley, Sheffield – postponed from the week before due to rain and fog.

The calm weather and mellow afternoon sunshine made perfect conditions for photographing these delicate wood anemones (Anemone nemorosa), which form carpets of starry white flowers through throughout the woodland each spring.

All photographs © Fran Halsall

Oaks in Ladies Spring Wood

Photogenic oak trees recorded on a walk through a mist-cloaked Ladies Spring Wood, Sheffield.  Some of these trees bear the signs of having been coppiced many decades ago, typically the ones that branch lower down the trunk.  This ancient woodland all but adjoins Ecclesall Woods, divided only by the River Sheaf and the road that runs along the valley bottom.  Photos © Fran Halsall.