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Here's all the latest news from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust.

Work with swift groups saves local swift colony

On the morning of 10 June 2022 our Advocacy Officer Ian Cracknell joined local swift group representatives Laura Lian (S6 Swifts) and Aimee Ambrose (Walkley and Crookes Swift Group) at a house in Crookes, following concerns from a local resident about newly erected scaffolding on a house which had previously hosted swift nests. The scaffolding […]

Swift Boxes Being Installed at Malin Bridge School

Swift initiative at Malin Bridge School for endangered species

Local voluntary group S6 Swifts have installed four crowdfunded swift nesting boxes to Malin Bridge Primary School in Hillsborough to help reverse the population decline of this at-risk bird. Since 2021, Co-organisers Melanie Savas and Laura Lian of S6 Swifts have helped facilitate the installation of over 200 swift nest-boxes onto local residents’ homes and […]

Wild at Heart Wellbeing Day Service Users close to trees in nature

Covid volunteers offered free ‘Wild Wellbeing Days’

People who volunteered their time and skills during the Covid-19 pandemic are to be offered a series of free ‘Wild Wellbeing Days’ by local charity Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Thanks to generous funding from the Health & Wellbeing team at South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw Integrated Care System (with funding received from NHS England/Improvement), the […]

Bluebells at Moss Valley by Amy Hattersley

Restoring habitats for wildlife at Long Wood, Moss Valley

Thanks to Viridor Credits, Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust have been able to improve the habitat in Long Wood for wildflowers, insects, birds – and people –  throughout our Moss Valley Woodlands Nature Reserve. The Trust has identified a loss of wildflowers such as bluebells and wood anemones at the wonderful nature reserve of Moss […]