Invertebrate Recording at Phoenix Park

Join the DVLP and tutors of Sorby Invertebrate Group (SIG) for a day of specialist recording out in the field. The day will focus on Phoenix Park, the former pit top site of Hickleton Main Colliery, now a fantastic park on reclaimed brownfield land.


Start Date: 5th July 2017, 11:00
End Date: 5th July 2017, 16:00

Event Info

As part of the DVLP’s on-going partnership with Sorby Natural History Society we are trying to build up a clearer picture of the biodiversity on a number of key sites around the Dearne Valley, including former pit top sites. Many brownfield sites can be deceiving to the eye and actually hold a vast wealth of plant and animal diversity, many particularly notable for their invertebrate diversity.

This is one site of a series the DVLP are focusing recording efforts on in partnership with SIG for 2017. The day will be an extension of the plant and butterfly surveys that have previously taken place on site. Focusing on a wider range of invertebrates.

The group will be leading a special recording day on site, recording rare and unique invertebrates on this fantastic reclaimed pit top site. With more wildlife data we are able to better manage sites and educate more individuals about such rare and valuable biodiversity.

Tutors will be on hand throughout the visit to assist with survey and identification techniques. No previous experience required any skill level welcome. Just bring sensible outdoor clothing, any recording/field kit and a packed lunch.

We will be meeting in the public Car Park to Phoenix Park at 11am, this can be accessed via Barrowfield Lane, Thurnscoe

Please let us know if you will be attending and get in touch using the contact details below.

Roseanna plant id(Roseanna from the DVLP team carrying out a botanical survey on site last year)


Contact Details


Goldthorpe Barnsley South Yorkshire

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Map of Invertebrate Recording at Phoenix Park