We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

We are volunteers who look after Sharphill Wood, two miles south of Nottingham. Membership is free to all. We plant hedges, tidy litter and conserve the plants and animals within the wood.

Get in touch to tell us what you think about what we are up to.

 
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work party 26/06/2017

work party 26/06/2017

work party 28/05/2017

work party 28/05/2017

Annual Report 2017

Annual Report 2017

dawn chorus walk 30/04/2017

dawn chorus walk 30/04/2017

About the wood

Winter 2016 Newsletter 2016 has been a really busy year. You think that all we do is work parties, but read on!  The only activity for which we actually keep records of volunteer time for...

Birds

To date, over 40 bird species have been recorded either in Sharphill Wood or using the surrounding farmland. Allow me take you on a quick guided tour. Starting in the surrounding farmland, look...

Nature in the wood

One sunday morning last September I persuaded my son and daughter to visit the wood with the fungus crowd. By which I mean the Nottinghamshire Fungi Group. They really were a crowd, about 20 of...

Work Parties

On the 4th Sunday of each month we meet at the top of Peveril Drive at approximately 09:45, so we can get the tools up the hill, to start work for 10:00. Our normal work parties are from 10:00am...

Recent Articles

work party 26/06/2017

Summary

Once again pleasant conditions. The main task was trimming encroaching vegetation from the sides of some of the paths. For this purpose we were pleased to have the loan of 3 scythes from Notts Wildlife Trust, Skylarks, along with support and instruction from Nick Mills. We were able to cover the whole of the main path quite quickly and had time to do the northern half of the western path. Apart from being quick and efficient, scythes prove to be a quiet and environmentally friendly solution to this annual task. Thanks to Nick and to Katie Last of NWT for their support.

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Next Box Surveys 2017

18/04/2017

Bill helped me carry out the first nest box inspection of the season today. We were advised to start monitoring as soon as possible, because birds are generally nesting quite early this year.

 
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work party 28/05/2017

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some history of Wilford and Sharphill

Thank you to Phil who found this link

This gives some history of Wilford and Sharphill

To read it please click on the link below.

http://www.nottshistory.org.uk/articles/mellorsarticles/wilford3.htm

 
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work party reminder for 28/05/2017

Just a reminder – if you haven’t already done so, please let me know if you plan coming tomorrow.

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AGM and normal monthly meeting 09/05/2017

The Friends of Sharphill Woods AGM and normal monthly meeting will take place this Tuesday 09/05/2017 at the usual venue at 19:30.

If you would like to attend and have not done before.
 
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Annual Report 2017

The Friends of Sharphill Wood Annual Report 2017 is below and will be finalised at the AGM on 09/05/2017.
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dawn chorus walk 30/04/2017

A dawn chorus walk took place today, led by John Elwell and accompanied by Mike Rivett from the Friends plus 10 members of the public. Starting from Peveril Drive at 06.00, we walked round by the hedge leading to the back of the cemetery, then up to the wood, down the western path to the southern gate, stopping to admire the Bluebells and the Early Purple Orchids. We returned through the Wheatcroft gate, along the main path and back down the hill. We managed to avoid the worst of the easterly wind, and otherwise the weather was fine. As hoped, there were plenty of birds singing, and we caught sight of quite a few including Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Blackcap and Chiffchaff. The prize for the most vocal species had to go to Wren, which seemed to be singing everywhere.

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