A recent edition of the Sheffield Telegraph contains a major item featuring Professor Ian Rotherham and Dr Paul Ardron, highlighting the importance of Sheffield's peat bogs and particularly the sphagnum moss communities. The full article can be seen via Ian's Walk on the Wild Side blog.
Ian Rotherham's blog Ian's Walk on the Wild Side (nested link - direct links on the front page) has been updated with a number of new entries recently, all of which as usual make interesting and thought-provoking reading! The individual posts are:
A further selection of free research downloads have just been made available on the Wildtrack Store: Free Research Downloads section. They are:
Reconstructing Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting - Water, Woods & Wildlife
This project, organised by SYBRG with the Friends of Gillfield Wood, is funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. It will place Gillfield Wood (an ancient woodland) the stream that flows through it and its setting into a wider historical landscape context to include field boundaries, ancient hedgerows and more. The project will look at how the woodland and its setting have changed over hundreds of years and what evidence there is today. However the community activities will also delve inside the wood to investigate the unique and remarkable dressed upright stones/ stoneposts which have been placed in the stream, we believe at some point in the last few hundred years, and to place this historic site into a wider context of water, geology and land-use. The field survey findings will be supported by archival research, and a legacy of the project will be enhanced skills and knowledge in the local community plus an on-line heritage resource.
Details and current timetable on the new project page: Gillfield Wood
The SYBRG team