Explore the latest issue of Kingfisher magazine: Winter 2023
Unveil the hidden world of insects in Sheffield & Rotherham with the newest issue of Kingfisher magazine. Get ready to delve into the intricate lives of these fascinating creatures and explore a tapestry of captivating features.
Insects in Focus: Oil Beetles and Zebra Spiders
This issue is dedicated to the enchanting realm of insects. Feast your eyes on a stunning picture of a tiny zebra spider, explore the mysterious world of oil beetles and more.
Winter Wonders: Insects in Diapause
Learn the secrets of how insects navigate the winter months, including the intriguing diapause phase. Explore their strategies for survival and adaptation, providing a deeper understanding of the resilience of these tiny but essential creatures.
Tech for Conservation: Maximizing Trust Efforts
Uncover the innovative use of technology to inform conservation efforts and amplify the impact of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Dive into the intersection of nature and technology, showcasing how cutting-edge tools are leveraged for the benefit of our local environment.
Winter Exploration: What to Spot
Make the most of winter as we guide you through what to spot in Sheffield & Rotherham. From winter wildlife to seasonal transformations, discover the beauty that unfolds during the colder months.
Capturing Nature’s Beauty: Photo Competition Winners
Celebrate the talent of our community as we showcase the winners of the recent photo competition. Immerse yourself in stunning visuals that capture the essence of Sheffield and Rotherham’s diverse landscapes.
‘Wild Thoughts’ with James Brittain-McVey
Join James Brittain-McVey from The Vamps, an ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, in our ‘Wild Thoughts’ segment. Gain insights into his passion for wildlife and conservation, and how he supports the Trust’s mission.
Hedgehog Heroes: Release at Carr House Meadows
Celebrate another success story as we help Mayfield Alpacas release rehabilitated hedgehogs at Carr House Meadows.
The excitement doesn’t end there! Flip through the pages for more captivating features, stories, and updates. Whether you’re a seasoned naturalist or just beginning your journey into the wonders of Sheffield and Rotherham’s wildlife, there’s something for everyone in this issue of Kingfisher magazine. Dive in and be enchanted!
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Discover the Natural World with Kingfisher magazine
Are you passionate about nature and conservation? Kingfisher magazine is the perfect resource for exploring the wonders of the natural world in Sheffield & Rotherham – and beyond!
Local Content, Global Context
Kingfisher magazine features a wealth of information on local nature, wildlife and conservation efforts, including updates on local initiatives and the people behind them. But we also cover national issues, providing a broader context for understanding the environmental challenges we face as a society.
Engaging and Informative
Knowledgeable contributors work hard to deliver engaging and informative content that is sure to captivate your attention. Whether you’re a seasoned environmentalist or just starting to explore the wonders of nature, Kingfisher magazine has something for everyone. And yes, there’s lots of cute pictures of local wildlife too!
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And the best part? Kingfisher magazine is completely free for members of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust! Simply sign up for membership and you’ll receive a free subscription to Kingfisher magazine, as well as helping to support the work of your local Wildlife Trust.
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What our members say about Kingfisher magazine
“It’s uplifting to read just how many contributors of photos, blogs and volunteers you have – how you credit every contributor brings your articles to life and shows how The Wildlife Trusts are for everyone! So much so that our eldest was inspired to apply for her school work placement weeks with Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust’s Reserves Team. To her delight she was accepted and they provided some wide ranging experience that she really enjoyed, opening her eyes to the wonderful diversity of landscapes and communities of Sheffield.”
“In our house with 3 young adults (12,14,15) Kingfisher and Wildlife Watch paper magazines make a very welcome tactile change from our digital worlds – and we welcome your glorious issues each season. Colourful, inspiring and genuinely informative – their accessible writing style and lovely paper format is a delight to leaf through for hours.”
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Exclusive Features and Articles
From in-depth features to species spotlights and more, take a look at some example spreads and articles from previous issues (click to expand and view)…
With over 100 issues to date, Kingfisher magazine is the longest-running and most respected local nature and wildlife publication in South Yorkshire.
The current issue at any time is only available to members of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust. Back copies of certain issues may be available to purchase, subject to stock, at a price of £4.95 plus P&P. Please contact us for details.
About Kingfisher magazine
Kingfisher magazine is published by and copyright of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust, a registered charity with the charity number 700638 and company number 2287928. The Trust is registered with the Fundraising Regulator.
The editor is Fury Mets-Mallin, design by Anna Pethen and printed by B&B Press on mixed credit paper from responsible sources. Printing and paper used is certified Carbon Balanced, with the Winter 2023 issue supporting the protection of 60m² of threatened tropical forest. The consultant editor is Tom Hibbert and the consultant designer is Ben Cook.
LED UV Technology for Printing:
“Our LED UV technology has revolutionised our printing process. This innovative method utilises ultraviolet light for ink drying, resulting in a rapid process that conserves energy and enhances ink quality. Impressively, LED UV printing consumes approximately 20% less ink than traditional presses, reducing absorption and dispersion into the stock. Notably, these printers are environmentally friendly, using up to 95% less power than conventional print-drying technology. This efficiency, combined with instant on/off functionality, minimises standby consumption and lowers overall CO2 emissions.”Anna Liversidge, Marketing & Sustainability Lead, B&B Press
Images and contributions used may be licensed and copyright of third parties, in which case credit is prominently given in the magazine.
Three issues of Kingfisher magazine are published each year (Spring, Summer, Winter) and distributed to validated current members of Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust at the time of publication.
The magazine is published under the International Standard Serial Number ISSN 2755-3515. Kingfisher magazine is deposited to the British Library and may be available at other national libraries under legal deposit. Local libraries, schools and other similar institutions are welcome to contact the editor to request a copy for archival purposes.
Huge thanks to all contributors, members and volunteers for your input to Kingfisher magazine.