Take a walk on the wild side for a new scheme

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Wildlife enthusiasts and walkers are being asked to take part in a new scheme to help record rare species at conservation sites across South Yorkshire.

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust has launched a new online recording tool called WildWalks that allows users to log and map sightings of wildlife at conservation sites known as Living Landscapes.

Terry Smithson, director of operations for the trust, said: “We are very excited about WildWalks and hope it will appeal to everyone.

“It’s so simple. Users can choose to set up a new walk or pick one we’ve already created.

“Recording sightings will help us to map wildlife and, over time, monitor how it changes.”

One of the sites in Sheffield includes the ‘Living Don’ area, which extends from High Green to Norton, and from High Bradfield to Treeton.

n Visit www.ywt.org.uk/WildWalks