Destination Green Surveys

We are looking for naturalists and volunteers to help accompany the DVLP & Sorby Natural History Society to carry out a series of wildlife surveys at a number of Dearne train stations as part of a project with Northern Rail.


Start Date: 4th October 2018, 10:00
End Date: 4th October 2018, 17:00

Event Info

As part of an exciting new collaboration with Northern Rail, the DVLP will be working with there fantastic partners at Sorby Natural History Society to undertake a number of recording visits across the Dearne Valley network of railway stations.

To date we have surveyed 6/8 stations on the Dearne line, with a  further two surveys organised at Barnsley stations; Thurnscoe & Goldthorpe. We are also hoping to fit a repeat visit in to Mexborough station where we were sadly rained off earlier this month.

Station Time Meeting Point
Thurnscoe Train Station 10am-1pm Outside T station entrance
***LUNCH 1-2PM***
Goldthorpe Train Station 2pm-5pm Outside G station entrance

These will take form via a number of pre-organised field visits with special permissions to access ‘asset areas’ of green space that adjoin local train stations owned and managed by Northern Rail. We will be recording anything we encounter including plants, animals, insects etc. This will provide important data of species distribution across the Dearne and to fill in any gaps in ecological data, we expect to find lots of goodies as these areas have never been surveyed before!

If you are interested in getting involved please use the contact details below to register your interest with DVLP project officer Roseanna Burton.

(Mary & Jane from SIG)

No previous experience necessary as skilled naturalists will be on hand throughout. Just bring sensible footwear and wear appropriate clothing. If you have any field kit please bring it along.



Thurnscoe Train Station Thurnscoe Barnsley

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Locations in the Dearne

This event can be found at the following locations:

Map of Destination Green Surveys