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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield

Nature and wildlife at Rivelin Corn Mill

The original long, narrow mill dam was reconfigured in 2006–2007 to leave two ponds (linked by a culvert) separated by a meadow, which are now a haven for wildlife.

Meadow between the two ponds at Rivelin Corn Mill

A wild flower meadow separates the two ponds at Rivelin Corn Mill. [Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015]

The ponds are home to a range of pond insects and molluscs as well as various water birds including Mallard and Moorhen. These birds, as well as more usual species such as Blue tit and Great tit, regularly visit the bird feeding station nearby. Also look out for Long-tailed tits in this area. In 2010, RVCG planted around 1000 willow-whips at the side of the meadow to create a 50 m long willow tunnel (possibly the longest in the country).

Mill dam at Rivelin Corn Mil

Mill dam at Rivelin Corn Mill [Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015]


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