Posts Tagged ‘Peter Skidmore’

Special ‘Festive’ Offer

November 24, 2018

Forget the media hype around ‘Black Friday’ offers, this is a real offer ….

The name of Peter Skidmore to many is synonymous with The Biology of the Muscidae of the World (Series Entomologica), with Diptera and with entomology in general.  Some readers will be aware that he did a great deal of entomological recording on Thorne and Hatfield Moors SSSI.  What readers may not be aware of is that he was also an entomological illustrator.

In 2006 the Forum were proud to be able to publish a number of Peter’s superb illustrations in An Inventory of the Invertebrates of Thorne and Hatfield Moors Following various complimentary comments about the artwork, the Executive commissioned a print run of 100 sets of ten quality art paper prints each signed by the artist Dr Peter Skidmore and offered as a Limited Edition Set.

These Limited Edition Prints were initially offered at £25 and came with a certificate, information on the species illustrated and background information on Peter Skidmore and presented in a folder.

There are a few sets remaining and the Executive are pleased to offer these at just £10 plus postage and packaging at £2.

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So, if you are scratching around for something different for a friend or relative with an interest in natural history then these might be just such a gift?

Please send a cheque made payable to Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum for £12 to THMCF Publications, PO Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU.

Only a few sets remain, so to avoid disappointment make sure that your order can be fulfilled and email first to check availability.


‘Moor’ …. Thorne & Hatfield Moors Papers Volume 9

December 14, 2014

The Executive are pleased to announce the publication and availability of the latest edition of the Forum’s Journal Thorne & Hatfield Moors Papers Volume 9.  Edited by Dr P C Buckland, it comprises 144 pages (including 25 colour), so is another bumper edition and offered at only £5. See details below for postage options.

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Volume 9 features seven substantive Research Papers and six shorter notes and two book reviews and an overview of an electronic download.  A significant inclusion is that of “The ecology of the Hairy Canary: Phaonia jaroschweskii Schnabel & dziedzicki (Diptera: Muscidae) in England” by the late Peter SkidmoreFig. 1 on page 77 features a superb entomological illustration detailing puparium and adults of P. jarowshewskii by Peter Skidmore.  

Research Papers:

Michael Archer: The ants, wasps and bees (Hymenoptera: Aculeata) of Thorne and Hatfield Moors in Watsonian Yorkshire.

Ray Golder: Aquatic plants in the Selby Canal: a reflection of Humberhead Levels vegetation or a distinct canal flora?

Martin Hammond: Water bugs of the Humberhead peatlands

Colin Howes & Michael Oliver: Water table trends and the recent history of birch colonisation on Lindholme Old Moor, South Yorkshire.

Ian McDonald: There is no rush, germination trials on Scheuchzeria palustris

Peter Skidmore: The ecology of the Hairy Canary, Phaonia jaroschewskii Schnabl & Dziedzicki (Diptera: Muscidae) in England

Michael Szabor: Do the fragmented populations of Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris) at Hatfield Moors, South Yorkshire represent an evolutionary significant unit for conservation?

Shorter Notes:

Phil Lee: Five go ‘moffin’ on Crowle Moors in search of a long lost minor.

Phil Lee: Stegagostus rhombeus (Olivier, 1790) – a new beetle for Epworth Turbary, VC54, and possibly the Humberhead peatlands.

Phil Lee: Strongylogaster mixta (Klug, 1817): a new sawfly for Crowle Moors and the County of Lincolnshire.

Mark Lynes: Hard Fern, Blechnum spicatum on Hatfield Moor

Ian McDonald: Sphagnum magellanicum on Thorne Moors

Colin Wall: Orthotricum striatum on Thorne Moor

Review and Overview:

Paul Buckland: Ian D. Rotherham (2013) The Lost Fens. England’s greatest ecological disaster. History Books, Stroud (207pp.). £17.99 and (2010) Yorkshire’s Forgotten Fenlands. Wharncliffe Books, (181pp). £10.99.

Martin Limbert: Peat Exploitation on Thorne Moors. A case-study from the Yorkshire–Lincolnshire border 1626–1963, with integrated notes on Hatfield Moors. By Martin Limbert. MPhil thesis, Division of Archaeological, Geographical & Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford. 2011. Pp.[4] + 181 + six plates. Download from the website of the Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum.

Mechanised Peat Winning and Transportation on Thorne Moors. By Martin Limbert and Peter C. Roworth. THMCF Technical Report No. 8. Second edition. Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum. 2009. Pp.[1]–90 + frontispiece + 38 plates. Available for sale from the Forum. An accompanying compact disk of images is now accessible via the Forum website.

To obtain a copy, please send a cheque made payable to Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum to T&HMC Forum (Publication Sales), P O Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU for either £6.68 (second class postage, incl. packaging) or £6.85 (first class postage, incl. packaging).

This latest publication is hot on the heels of the Thorne Moors A Botanical Survey, copies of which are still available but selling well.

If any reader is undertaking research or has observations of autoecological interest then please do consider offering them for consideration, see 2014 Notes for Contributors or contact the Editor, Dr Paul Buckland.  Good quality images or illustrations are also most welcome for inclusion with any submission, alternatively images (appropriately credited) would be appreciated for inclusion on the blog and for the Forum’s website which is currently under review and revision.

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