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  • 01
    01.August.Tuesday

    09:00 -18:00
    01-08-17-02-08-17
    Alderford Dr, Doncaster DN4 8TJ, UK

    This is a certified first aid at work course, aimed at people who work outdoors around watercourses. It is a two day course (1st & 2nd August 2017).

    To book a place, please down load or request a booking form from volunteer@dcrt.org.uk

  • 02
    02.August.Wednesday

    09:00 -18:00
    02-08-17
    Alderford Dr, Doncaster DN4 8TJ, UK

    No additional details for this event.

  • 03
    03.August.Thursday

    10:00 -13:00
    03-08-17
    Tinsley Viaduct, Sheffield S9 1RD, UK

    10am-1pm
    Join Don Catchment Rivers Trust in making the area around the canal/riverside of Tinsley a bit tidier.
    Location: Meeting on the canal side of the bridge next to Tinsley/Meadowhall South tramstop (approx. postcode – S9 1EA)
    What to bring: We will provide all necessary equipment and refreshments. All you need to wear is appropriate outdoor clothing.
    Contact : Matt Duffy for more information on matt.duffy@dcrt.org.uk or 07825911973 / 01302 796173

  • 10
    10.August.Thursday

    12:00 -15:00
    10-08-17
    1A Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6 2FH, UK

    Photo Credit: Howard Bayley

    Discover the incredible nature that lives in the wild Wardsend Cemetery and on the river Don. Find as many different species of birds, bugs, bats and beasties as you can before the day runs out!

    In partnership with the Friends of Wardsend Cemetery, the Blue Loop, Sorby Natural History Society, the University of Sheffield & Museums Sheffield. Don Catchment Rivers Trust are celebrating the recovery of Sheffield’s rivers and the return of amazing wildlife, with a day of interactive nature activities for kids, families, beginners and experts – a Don Discovery Bioblitz

    Drop in and see us on the day between 12 and 3pm for free nature activities including:
    River Dipping with the Friends of the Blue Loop
    Otter Signs and Spraints Investigation with Dr Deborah Dawson and Dr Natalie dos Remedios (University of Sheffield), Amy Withers (University of Leeds), Sara Blackburn, Ben Keywood & Jayne Scally (Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust), Sarah Proctor, Joe Margetts and Barry Soames (Moors for the Future Partnership)
    Bug Hunting with Don Catchment Rivers Trust & Moors for the Future Partnership
    Arts & Crafts Activities and fly-tying

    Walks & Talks with wildlife experts throughout the day
    (12.30-1pm) History of Fish in the Don Talk with Chris Firth MBE
    (1-1.30pm) Nature Tracks and Trails – looking for small mammals, slugs and snails with experts Val and Bob Clinging from Sorby Natural History Society
    (1.30-2pm) Butterfly & Bee walk with Ben Keywood from Sheffield & Rotherham Wildlife Trust and Joe Margetts from Moors for the Future Partnership
    (2-2.30pm) River Bird Walk with Don Catchment Rivers Trust

    (8.30-10.00pm)Evening Bat Walk led by Alistair Mclean, the Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield and bat expert Kate Denton from the University of Greenwich. Email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place.

    Parking is limited on site but Bioblitz Guests are able to park for FREE at Owlerton Stadium, a short walk away on Livesey Street. To reach the Cemetery please use the postcode S62ET and follow the road to the end of Livesey Street. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult. The site is only partly accessible with steep hills and some uneven ground.

  • 10
    10.August.Thursday

    20:30 -22:00
    10-08-17
    Club Mill Rd, Sheffield S6, UK

    Led by Alistair McLean (Curator of Natural Science for Museums Sheffield) and Kate Denton, Bat expert from the University of Greenwich, this evening walk along the River Don will involve detecting and identifying bat species with specialist equipment as they fly and forage above the water. Look out for the rare & wonderful Daubenton’s bats, which fly inches from the water’s surface to catch their insect prey! Remember to bring a torch and wear sensible shoes/clothing for an evening walk.

    email sally.hyslop@dcrt.org.uk to reserve a place and for more details. This walk may be cancelled in the event of rainy weather.

    The bat walk is now fully booked but you can join us at Wardsend in the day for many other Bioblitz walks, talks and activities!

    Photo Credit: Howard Bayley

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