Our events

Helping local communities learn more about conservation

Are you interested in conservation? We organise a range of free community events for people of all ages, to showcase the wildlife at our beautiful nature reserves and the work we’re doing to protect it.

Take a look at what’s coming up and book your place by emailing our Engagement Ranger, Tracy Gray.

Wetland habitat creation at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve: Increasing biodiversity and reducing flood risk for the local community

Friday 28 June 2019, 1pm – 3pm.

Learn about the creation of wetland habitats on a newly acquired arable field adjacent to Broomhill Flash nature reserve.

This field is strategically located next to existing wetland nature reserves, and will enhance wildlife habitats, particularly for species of declining waterfowl. Wet grassland, reed beds and scrapes (to hold seasonal water) will be created, along with the construction of control structures and a culvert to direct water to where it is needed to maintain habitat areas.

The habitat creation will also mitigate the impact of past alterations to the river, contribute to improved water quality, and reduce flood risk locally.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

Walking Level: Easy

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community, professionals, students and volunteers.

Where? At the entrance to Broomhill Park, Broomhill Lane, Broomhill (opposite the Old Moor Tavern), S73 OYQ


The plants of Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Saturday 29 June 2019, 1pm – 3pm

Discover some of the flowers and grasses found on the reserve, in the full glory of summer. An easy walk, with lots of time to rest and explore. Plant identification will form part of this event.

Booking essential. Dogs welcome on leads.

Walking Level: Moderate

What do I need? Please bring binoculars and a telescope if you have them.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community and children accompanied by an adult.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


An introduction to birdwatching at Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve

Sunday 30 June 2019, 10am – 12pm.

An event to discover the birds using the reserves at this time of year. Identification charts will be used to identify the birds. Species identified will then be recorded. Learn how the reserves are managed for the benefit of wetland and farmland birds.

Booking essential. Not suitable for dogs.

Walking Level: Easy.

Who? This even is suitable for all members of the local community and children accompanied by an adult.

What do I need? Please bring binoculars if you have them.

Where? Broomhill Flash Nature Reserve, Wombwell, Barnsley.


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