- NEW (21/09/16) Wilder Visions - Major symposium and feeder events 2017-19. Details and download available (Click here)
- NEW (20/09/16) Sheffield tree nominated for national award. See Ian's Walk on the Wildside for details (Click here)
- (02/09/16) Our new guide The Peak District & Sheffield Area Deer Surveys & Guide is now online! (Click here)
- (30/08/16) PRESS RELEASES - Meet the Bog Mosses & Red Deer Rutting Surveys 2016 - downloads available on News page(Click here)
- (24/08/16) The rescheduled Sphagnum Training Workshop from July will now take place on 26 October (Click here)
- (08/08/16) Meet the Bog Mosses page updated - New citizen science information & press release, plus new event flier/poster (Click here)
- (21/07/16) Cumbria bogLIFE - Restoring Peatlands free conference: details and download on Events page, 'Other Events' listings (Click here)
UKEconet is the international portal of the Biodiversity and Landscape History Research Institute (BALHRI), working in conjunction with Sheffield Hallam University and the South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (SYBRG). It provides research-based information on ecology, history, archaeology and landscape change that will be of interest to all. Read more ...
The Events section contains information, programmes, booking, downloads etc., on forthcoming conferences, workshops and training days for 2016 (updated 04/07/16).
Eco-science & History in the Park (various dates) Public programme of walks & field visits. ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE
Ancient Woods at Todwick (New date TBA - 'Other Events' listing)
Sphagnum Training Workshops 1-3 (27 Sept. 26 Oct. & 16 Nov.) ON-LINE BOOKING AVAILABLE
Landscape History & Wildlife Walks (various dates & venues) Public programme of walks.
ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE
Action for Woods & Trees 2 (7-8 October 2016) ONLINE BOOKING AVAILABLE Final programme download now added
Waxcaps Workshops 1-3 (29 Sept., 19 Oct. & 27 Oct.) ON-LINE BOOKING AVAILABLE
Restoring Peatlands (4-6 October 2016). See 'Other Events' listings on Events page.
Information on past events can be found in the Archives section (updated 23/05/16) and a selection of photographs from 2015 can be found in the events Galleries.
NEW FROM WILDTRACK PUBLISHING
The Wildtrack Publishing on-line store contains our comprehensive catalogue of book and journal titles. The new store also has a variety of downloads available, with more to follow in the near future. As the store develops, it will also include journal subscriptions and conference & events booking on-line. There is currently a range of photographs, postcards and attractive desktop wallpapers at modest prices (and free), either for download or to order, as well as the usual publications based on our conference, workshop and research output.
Follow the Wildtrack link (above or from the menu at the top of the page) and feel free to browse around!
Projects describes the current range of community-led initiatives organised by SYBRG and partners organisations. Further information, links to dedicated web sites and details about how to become involved are available as PDF downloads on each project page.
Lost Woods of the East Peak
Norton in the Heart of Chantrey Land
Harvesting our Heritage
Discovering Neighbourhood Woodlands
Ian's Walk on the Wild Side: Nether Edge Elm shortlisted for national award. For Ian's article, with link to vote for the tree, click here to read more ...
Ian's Walk on the Wildside is the regular blog presented by Professor Ian Rotherham, expert on a range of environmental issues, including urban wildlife, extreme weather, flooding and climate change. Read more ...
Our range of current and on-going surveys list has been completed and can be found on the Research/Surveys page, with links to external survey forms.
For general inquiries, etc. please see Contact Us page for details.
LATEST UPDATES & NEWS
RAPTORS, UPLANDS & PEATLANDS
We would like to thank all those who attended as delegates and speakers at the recent conference in Sheffield on 9-10 September.
Speaker and delegate Mark Avery has written a very positive blog post on his web site, summarising and reviewing the event and it can be read here: Mark Avery Blog - Quick Thoughts From a Sheffield Conference
NEW - DEER SURVEY AND IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The next in our series of identification guides - The Peak District & Sheffield Area Deer Surveys and Identification Guide - is now available to view. This guide, split into two parts, basic and advanced - covers key identification and characteristics of those British deer species which are likely to be seen across South Yorkshire and the East Midlands.
This is in conjunction with the long-running and on-going deer survey. Full details about how to see and record deer deer are included along with survey downloads and useful links to help identify your deer!
More downloads, up-coming events news and more added to News page (updated: 20/09/16). Press releases available for download for both Sphagnum and Deer Surveys.
SPHAGNUM IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
The first of our series of species identification guides is now available to view. The guide features a beginners' and intermediate guide to Sphagnum mosses. More here ... (or click image, right)
WAXCAPS IDENTIFICATION GUIDES
The latest field guide - waxcaps and allied grassland fungi - is now online. The guide features easy-to-identify species of these important fungi, along with other taxa usually associated with the same habitat. More here ... (or click image, right)