New nature group to launch

By Antony Clay | 29/06/2017

New nature group to launch

A NEW weekly social group encouraging older people to get back to nature is coming to Rotherham.

Wild at Heart, a community project run by Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust, will offer wildlife-related activities for people aged over 50 and vulnerable and isolated adults.

The project — made possible by National Lottery funding — will take place next Thursday mornings at Clifton Park in Rotherham with activities such as wildlife gardening and nature photography.

The aim of the sessions are to give attendees the confidence to get out and about in the community.

Future activities will include an All about Wild at Heart introductory session exploring Clifton Park on July 6, planting up a pot of herbs for butterflies and bees on July 13, spotting birds on July 20, and creating nature-inspired art on July 27.

Jenny King, Wild at Heart project officer, said: “Delivering sessions that offer something different to the usual offer for older adults has been a big part of the project so far.

“The ability to support transport needs has been very important for the project and opening up horizons and sparking new interests has been invaluable for our long-standing participants.”

Anyone who wants to get involved with the new Wild at Heart group at Clifton Park, can go to The Garden Rooms, in the bowling Pavilion in Clifton Park, on Thursday, July 6.

More information is available at or on 0114 263 4335.