• Sheffield's true bluebells

    Tuesday 8th May, 2018

    Bluebells by Rob Miller

    If you’ve been on a woodland walk in the last couple of weeks you might have noticed the stunning purple carpet and slightly heady sweet scent of native bluebells – indicating both that you’re walking in ancient woodland and that spring is well and truly here!

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  • Take a walk on the wild side this May

    Monday 30th April, 2018

    Bluebells by Neil Aldridge

    May is a great time for getting outside, as everything is growing, blooming, flying and breeding.

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  • Sheffield State of Nature report highlights need to protect our stunning wildlife and wild spaces now more than ever

    Friday 27th April, 2018

    Sheffield view by Paul Richards

    A new report - Sheffield State of Nature 2018 (scroll down to download the report) - has brought together a wealth of information on Sheffield’s many natural assets. As well as showcasing the city’s impressive array of natural habitats, the report highlights a pressing need to do more to protect local wildlife whilst recommending ways to achieve this.

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  • Get close to nature in April

    Monday 9th April, 2018

    Swallows, by Neil Aldridge

    Once April arrives, you’re in no doubt that spring is here. The days are getting noticeably longer, the startling green of new growth is all around on trees and hedgerows, and wildlife is definitely stirring.

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  • Rotherham residents stepping up to give neighbourhood a spring clean

    Thursday 22nd March, 2018

    Photo by Paul Hobson

    Local residents, volunteers, schools, charities and other organisations will be out in force on Tuesday 27th March, clearing up the streets and green spaces of Eastwood Village in Rotherham, led by Clifton Learning Partnership with support from the new Big Lottery-funded Natural Neighbours project.

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  • Spring is in the air

    Monday 5th March, 2018

    Blackthorn, by Chris Lawrence

    Even if a few cold snaps turn up, March really feels like spring. The lengthening days mean you can see some daylight even if you’re at work all day, the morning birdsong is reaching a crescendo, and the blackthorn blossom is bursting exuberantly though the hedgerows.

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  • Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust to assist in trying to save butterfly colony

    Thursday 22nd February, 2018

    White-letter Hairstreak, by Ben Keywood

    Following an agreement between the Save Nether Edge Trees group and Sheffield City Council, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust will assist the Council with the translocation of White-letter Hairstreak butterfly eggs from the pruned branches as part of a butterfly mitigation plan this Friday (23 February).

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  • Rare elm trees could be about to make a comeback

    Wednesday 14th February, 2018

    Elm tree, by Ed Marshall

    A Sheffield resident and elm enthusiast has teamed up with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust to kick-start an exciting initiative to trial disease-resistant elm trees at the Trust’s Greno Woods nature reserve in north Sheffield.

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  • Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust calls on Council to save Chelsea Road elm tree, whilst trying to save butterfly colony

    Monday 5th February, 2018

    Chelsea Road elm tree, by Nicky Rivers

    Despite considerable efforts by Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and many other interested parties to seek a more sympathetic approach to the management of the Chelsea Road elm tree, Sheffield City Council plans to carry out pruning next week (week commencing 12 February), with a view to felling in the future.

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  • Wildlife on your doorstep

    Wednesday 31st January, 2018

    Snowdrop, by Dawn Monrose

    February can sometimes be the harshest winter month, but nonetheless you can still spot a few signs of spring starting to appear.

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