Join the Eco-scientists & Environmental Historians….in a search for lost landscapes

Join the Eco-scientists & Environmental Historians….in a search for lost landscapes…………………

Red deer stag by Peter Wolstenholme

Sheffield Hallam University and partners are hosting a series of environmental events open to all……and part of our on-going citizen science projects.

Firstly, these show-case current exciting research projects at a 1-day ‘Eco-science & History in the Park’ event, Saturday 7th October at Longshaw’s Moorland Discovery Centre. There will be displays, hands-on activities, and guided walks to see and hear red deer with Andy Alder & Joe Worden, and with Dr Paul Ardron to view sphagnum mosses and Waxcap fungi. Christine Handley & Thelma Griffiths will be examining the ‘Healing Harvest’ of moors and bogs.

Ringing out the sphagnum moss WW1

There will also be students from Sheffield Hallam University on-hand with Dr Naomi Holmes and me to demonstrate on-going work to discover the countryside history of the Eastern Moors and Burbage. Full details and updates are on:

http://www.ukeconet.org/ecoscience2017.html

There is no need to book and it is free from 11 am to 4 pm, followed by the red deer rutting walk!

Then on Monday 27th November we have an evening event at Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles Street lecture theatre, with Professor Chris Baines and me giving presentations, and displays and poster papers reporting a host of projects from ‘Shadow Woods’ to sampling the history of peat bogs. Again, students from Sheffield Hallam University will be on-hand with Dr Naomi Holmes to present and to discuss their work. Details, updates, and bookings (free) on:

http://www.ukeconet.org/wmwpsw.html

Finally, we also have a ‘Shadow Woods’ field day on Friday 20th October, to view the recently-discovered areas of Domesday countryside around Owler Bar in the eastern Peak District.

https://bookwhen.com/sybrg/e/ev-sdmq-20171020100000.

Booking is essential, with numbers limited and there is a small fee to cover lunch at the Grouse Inn, etc.

These events are to engage the public, researchers, managers, and other stakeholders in peatland landscapes and their ecological histories in the Peak District area, so do join us! THEY SHOULD BE A LOT OF FUN TOO

All welcome. For more details check the website or telephone 0114 2724227.

These activities are supported by the British Ecological Society.

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