In December 2012, following the sucess of the Peat(skid)Moor appeal, 30 acres of the SSSI land to the north east of Lindholme Hall was purchased and deeded in perpetuity for the purpose of conservation. The site is part of Jack´s Piece and following historic records, has been named Lindholme Old Moor.
The Lindholme Old Moor Management group consists of a group of independant specialists who, on a voluntary basis, have kindly joined the group to help us best preserve and protect this rare habitat.
This is in line with pete Skidmore´s vision who declared at a naturalists meeting with unusual force- ´We must do somthing to protect the north part of Lindholme island!" We hope to fulfil his wish, which resonates with the wishes of many who are passionate about Thorne and Hatfield Moors.
We hope that this page will enable people to keep updated about the plans and progress of the management group.
The management Group consists of the following specialists:
In the near future, we hope to have a short profile of each of our experts to show the range of knowledge that has been volunteered for this special project. If a name is underlined please click on it to acess the profile
To celebrate the sucess of the Peat(skid)Moor appeal the grouds of the Lindholme Hall estate will be open and we invite people to bring a picnic and enjoy the grounds and land. The cafe will be open for light refreshments and some of the management group woill be available to answer questions and listen to ideas.
We hope to see you here! Everyone Welcome
Colin has many years of experience in the field as an amateur naturalist, dating from the early 70s when he first started studying Thorne and Hatfield Moors. Initially his interests were varied and included ornithology, Coleoptera and general flora and fauna. Although he still retains an interest in natural history in general, he has for the past 30 years concentrated on the study of mosses and liverworts.
Early articles and publications include a comprehensive study of Southfield Reservoirs and several ornithological papers concerning the Doncaster area. He has since contributed bryological papers for the Thorne and Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum publication ‘Thorne and Hatfield Moors Papers’.
In 2006, in addition to covering the Doncaster area, he was asked by the British Bryological Society to record in the East Riding of Yorkshire for the new edition of the ‘Atlas of Bryophytes in Britain and Ireland’.