The flora and fauna of Hunshelf Parish
The Parish of Hunshelf may, on the face of it, be much like any other rural/semi-rural area located on the fringe of a major northern city in the UK. That is certainly true, but if you look hard enough, you will find a diverse and interesting landscape incorporating broad leaved, mixed and coniferous woodlands, rivers and streams, cultivated farmland and grasslands and even some areas of upland heath.
A wide variety of flora and fauna is present in the parish throughout the seasons and the “Nature Table” articles of the Hunshelf Chat have over the years focussed on some of these in order to share knowledge and provide parishioners with more opportunity to enjoy the environment that they are part of.
I was “brought up” on a Sheffield council estate in the 60s & 70s, which at that time was a nice place to be, but I still loved to visit the countryside each weekend and made many visits walking, birdwatching & fishing to the likes of Bradfield, Rivellin, Ewden, Strines & Underbank. Later in life I had the opportunity to move to a lovely village called Green Moor and my wife Mal and I have been here for over twelve years now. I have enjoyed writing articles for the nature table for a few years and you will have probably gathered I am interested in anything to do with nature and also a little obsessed with photography. As a long term RSPB member and Committee Member/E-Newsletter Editor for the Sheffield Bird Study Group (SBSG) you will find that my articles tend to biased towards birds and birdwatching.
The articles I have produced for the Hunshelf Chat Nature Table are summarised below and are referenced to the Chat issue number which will be available in PDF form from the web-site.
Peter Garrity – firstname.lastname@example.org
All images are ©Peter Garrity