Events

All events including Walks, Field Trips by coach, Indoor meetings, are open to all. Field trips should be booked in advance; contact details are given in each listing. Please be aware that you should be suitably equipped for all field trips. Stout boots, a hat, gloves, warm and waterproof clothing are all advisable. Some reserves that we visit will have restricted Cafe facilities, so bringing a packed lunch and a warm/cold drink is also a good idea.

September 2019

Thu
5

Indoor Meeting - Steve Lovell: Mediterranean Magic

Location: Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk/Norfolk Street, Sheffield - opposite the stage door of the Crucible Theatre.

Steve has travelled widely and has an enviable knowledge of the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean region.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2 for Group Members, £4 for Visitors

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
11

Midweek Walk - NT Longshaw

Location: Meeting point to be confirmed

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
22

Field Trip - RSPB Blacktoft Sands

Location: Depart from Hallam University, Paternoster Row, Sheffield at 8:00 am prompt.
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

Coach trip to Blacktoft Sands which has England's largest intertidal reedbed, which supports marsh harriers, bearded tits and bittern. Other habitats include shallow saline lagoons which provide a wildlife spectacle throughout the year, an area of grazing marsh provides a home for wildfowl and waders through the autumn and spring. Large numbers of golden plovers and lapwings roost in a small area of mudflat. Scrub areas near the hides attract a great variety of warblers and a colony of tree sparrows.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £12 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sat
28

Meet the Sheffield RSPB Group at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Location: Dorothy Fox Education Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Access (including for wheelchairs) from the Thompson Road entrance.
Postcode: S11 8RB (Google map)

Come along and help the Sheffield RSPB Group celebrate its 37th year with children's activities, displays and information. Gift items (including RSPB pin badges) and pocket money toys will be on sale. Home-made cake and a drink available for £1.50.


Time: 11am - 5pm

Price: Free

Sun
29

Meet the Sheffield RSPB Group at Sheffield Botanical Gardens

Location: Dorothy Fox Education Centre, Sheffield Botanical Gardens
Access (including for wheelchairs) from Thompson Road entrance.
Postcode: S11 8RB (Google map)

Come along and help the Sheffield RSPB Group celebrate its 37th year with children's activities, displays and information. Gift items (including RSPB pin badges) and pocket money toys will be on sale. Home-made cake and a drink available for £1.50.

Time: 11am - 5pm

Price: Free entry

October 2019

Thu
3

Indoor Meeting - Ian Newton: Masai Mara

Location: Central United Reformed Church, situated at the corner of Norfolk Street and Chapel Walk (opposite the Stage door of the Crucible Theatre), Sheffield.


Postcode: S1 2JB (Google map)

Kenya is rightly famous for the quality and variety found in its wildlife reserves. All the major African mammals and a huge range of birds are relatively easy to see on a guided tour. We follow on a tented safari as local guides find "The Big Five" and many of the iconic birds of the region.

Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2.50 for Group Members, £4 for Non-members and RSPB national members who are not Group members

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
9

Midweek Walk - Dronfield

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk around Dronfield area

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
20

Field Trip - LWT Gibraltar Point

Location: Depart Paternoster Row, Sheffield

Coach trip. Details to follow.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: tbc

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

November 2019

Thu
7

Indoor Meeting - Paul Hobson: Wildlife of the city

Location: Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk/Norfolk Street, Sheffield - opposite the stage door of the Crucible Theatre.

Postcode: S1 2JB (Google map)

After studying Environmental Science and Wildlife Conservation at university in Sheffield, Paul has gained an enviable reputation for his intimate knowledge and superb photography of local wildlife.

Following a period of teaching, Paul now works full time as a photographer and lecturer. His images and essays appear in a variety of publications and he has won many awards for his photography.

He has given us several talks over the years and has always been very well received.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £2 for Group Members; £4 for Visitors.

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
13

Midweek Walk - Gillfield and Totley

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sun
17

Field Trip - RSPB Fairburn Ings

Location: Depart from Paternoster Row, Sheffield
Postcode: S1 2QQ (Google map)

Coach trip to the RSPB's reserve near Castleford. There are three main trails taking you through a variety of habitats where tree sparrows can be seen in the woodland, and on the main lake there are good numbers of swans, ducks and geese etc. Green Woodpeckers have been heard and spotted on previous visits.

Time: 8.00 am

Price: £12 per person; Children under 16 accompanied by an adult £6

Booking essential

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Sat
23

Weekend Walk - Five Weirs Walk

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk along the Don Valley

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

December 2019

Thu
5

Indoor Meeting - Social Evening

Location: Central United Reformed Church, situated at the corner of Norfolk Street and Chapel Walk (opposite the Stage Door of the Crucible Theatre), Sheffield.
Postcode: S1 2JB (Google map)

An indoor meeting with a difference. There will be a short presentation on a wildlife subject followed by food and drink, and an opportunity to display your favourite photos of the year.
Instead of our usual evening with a guest speaker we're making this an evening when all attendees can get together with time to chat, and exchange ideas. There will be a short presentation by a group member, a light-hearted quiz and an opportunity to display your favourite photos from 2019. There will be drinks and snacks (please note no alcohol is allowed on the premises).


Time: 7.30 pm

Price: £2.50 for Group Members, £4 for Non-members and RSPB national members

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Thu
5

Indoor Meeting - December social evening

Location: Central United Reformed Church, Chapel Walk/Norfolk Street, Sheffield - opposite the stage door of the Crucible Theatre.
Postcode: S1 2JB (Google map)

Join us for this year's December social evening; a chance to met friends old and new. Light refreshments and drinks will be provided.

As well as a short illustrated talk from Bob Russon on 'The Magic of Mull', there will be a light-hearted bird and general knowledge quiz.

The evening is also an opportunity for members to display their favourite bird/wildlife/landscape photos from 2019. As space is limited, a maximum of three A4 size (including mount) images is permitted per person.

Time: 7:30 pm

Price: £2.50 for Group Members, £4 for Non-members and RSPB national members who are not Group members

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com

Wed
11

Midweek Walk - Shirebrook Valley

Location: Meeting point tbc

Guided walk

Time: 10 am

Price: There is no charge for this event

E-mail: rspbsheffield@googlegroups.com