• It's a BioBlitz this July!

    Thursday 29th June, 2017

    At this time of year, it’s hard not to notice the wildlife all around – fruit is forming, young birds are trying out their wings, insects are buzzing about their business.

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  • Rare elm tree supporting elusive butterfly to be axed

    Wednesday 28th June, 2017

    Chelsea Road elm tree by Paul Selby

    A rare 120-year-old Huntingdon Elm tree on Chelsea Road in Nether Edge that has been found to support the declining white-letter hairstreak butterfly is to be felled under the Streets Ahead programme following a decision by Sheffield City Council yesterday.

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  • New project to connect Rotherham communities with their green spaces

    Tuesday 20th June, 2017

    Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Rotherham Borough Council and other community partners, have been awarded £514,000 of National Lottery money through the Big Lottery Fund. This will enable communities in Rotherham to connect with their local green spaces.

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  • Popular Sheffield moorland restored thanks to funding from Veolia

    Tuesday 6th June, 2017

    A grant of almost £15,000 from Veolia Environmental Trust has made it possible for Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust to carry out conservation work to protect Blacka Moor, a moorland nature reserve on the outskirts of Sheffield, popular with locals and visitors alike.

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  • New poll reveals that Sheffield’s city-dwellers love nature but don’t get enough of it

    Thursday 1st June, 2017

    A new poll of 201 people living in Sheffield reveals that city-dwellers have a strong affinity for nature and think that it’s important to help care for it. But the poll also highlights a conflict: while city-dwellers feel that nature is important to them, they find it hard to connect with it as much as they’d like to and a high proportion of people want to see more nature in cities.

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  • Help map Sheffield’s True Bluebells

    Thursday 13th April, 2017

    We are calling for budding citizen scientists to map Sheffield's bluebells throughout late April and May and help protect threatened native British bluebell populations for years to come.

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  • New boost for South Yorkshire schools to get pupils outside the classroom

    Wednesday 29th March, 2017

    Primary and secondary schools in South Yorkshire can now benefit from a range of exciting outdoor learning opportunities with Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, thanks to valuable funding from players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

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  • Skills for the Future – Working with Nature secures Heritage Lottery Fund support

    Monday 20th March, 2017

    Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, along with Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts, have received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) under its Skills for the Future programme for the Working with Nature project.

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  • Save Smithy Wood: hundreds demonstrate to save ancient woodland

    Saturday 18th March, 2017

    Over 300 people gathered outside Sheffield Town Hall on Saturday 18 March to demonstrate their objection to the proposal to build a major motorway service area on Smithy Wood - a Local Wildlife Site and ancient woodland in Sheffield’s green belt - in a peaceful protest organised by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

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  • Save Smithy Wood: fast food court, hotel and car park or ancient woodland?

    Wednesday 1st March, 2017

    We are once again calling on the people of Sheffield to help save the ancient woodland, Smithy Wood, as a highly controversial proposal to build an 80-bed hotel, car park and fast food court is set to be considered by Sheffield City Council’s planning committee on Tuesday 28 March at 10am in the Town Hall.

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