Participation involves a survey. Materials are provided to guide meat and/or dairy reduction, then three weeks later another survey to assess progress.
Please visit https://tinyurl.com/sustainablediets
The EAT-Lancet Commission presents a global planetary health diet that is healthy for both people and planet. Discover the report's key takeaways and specific actions that we all can take to contribute to the Great Food Transformation.
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Ancholme Valley: Rediscovering and re-wilding a 'lost landscape'
SYBRG have recently been awarded a National Lottery Heritage Fund grant to enable us to develop this exciting project over the next 2 years. Our aim is to uncover the historic landscape changes, focusing on the extensive rivers, meres, ponds, and decoys that once covered the area. Volunteers from local communities will discover and record cultural and heritage changes driven by the altered landscapes over time. We will also collate and coordinate information on the biodiversity of the area both past and present.
For more information, please visit: Ancholme Valley: Rediscovering and Re-wilding a 'Lost Landscape'
Reconstructing Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting
The SYBRG in association with Friends of Gillfield Wood have just completed a major Heritage Lottery-funded project exploring the history of Gillfield Wood, Totley, Sheffield and its surrounding area. Alongside archival research on the history of the site, including its industries, especially water management, the project set out to examine other aspects of the location. Extensive surveys were undertaken of hedgerows, veteran trees, waxcaps and allied fungi and ancient woodland indicator species.
The remaining project events are listed - a waxcaps survey day and the project finale, a celebratory open event with members of the group and displays, etc. All welcome.
The results of the project are now available at the Reconstructing Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting web site which is now online via the link, below.
Reconstructing Gillfield Wood's Historical Setting
Eco-science in the Park: Shadow Woods and Ghosts on Peatland Landscapes
free drop-in event on Saturday, 7 October at the Moorland Discovery Centre, Longshaw
Running from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will be an opportunity to find out more about SYBRG’s ongoing projects around sphagnum & the ‘healing harvest’; deer; waxcaps and wood-pasture; and shadow and ghost woodlands; as well as the first findings of the BES Peatlands SIG/ SHU peatlands profile project.
Further information and venue details: Eco-science in the Park: Shadow Woods and Ghosts on Peatland Landscapes
Deer Survey Public Sessions Autumn 2017
These are organised by SYBRG with support of the British Ecological Society. Led by Andy Alder, Ian Rotherham and Joe Worden, they are FREE to attend. But please book as group size is limited to 15.
Dates, venue details and online booking are available here: Deer Surveys 2017
Sheffield Hallam University student Charlie Flowers has created a survey to gather public perceptions of the urban Red Fox. It is completely anonymous and free.
"The aim of this questionnaire is to collect the opinions of Sheffield's public view on the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) within an urban environment. The collective results of all completed questionnaires will then be analysed to help determine public perceptions of the Red Fox in Sheffield."
The survey can be taken here: Urban Red Fox Survey
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 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!
The SYBRG team