Invertebrates at New Park Springs

Join the DVLP and Sorby Invertebrate group (SIG) for a day out in the field surveying our summer insects at New Park Springs, the former site of Grimethorpe Colliery.


Start Date: 4th July 2017, 11:00
End Date: 4th 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 site in particular is believed to hold an incredibly large diversity of notable invertebrates following a site survey in previous years by Buglife.

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/fieldĀ kit and a packed lunch.

We will be meeting at 11am at the green gated entrance to New Park Springs accessible from Clayburn Road, Grimethorpe past the industrial estate. There is roadside parking outside the entrance.

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

Littleworth survey with Derk 5th July 2015

(Derek out in the field last year, armed with his sweep net and pooter)


Contact Details


Grimethorpe Barnsley South Yorkshire S72 7BE

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Map of Invertebrates at New Park Springs