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Advance notification: Volume 9 T&HM Papers

September 28, 2014

Hot on the heels of the well received Thorne Moors A Botanical Survey we are pleased to announce that Volume 9 of our Journal Thorne & Hatfield Moors Papers is now at the printers, and if all goes to plan then it should be out and available around the middle to the end of October!

Listed below are the contents of the volume which have been submitted, the volume will also include an Editorial and Acknowledgements which effectively provides a synopsis of Forum activity in the period from the previous Volume 8 until the current volume.  A5 in size, comprising 148 pages (124 B/w and 24 Colour), printed on 150gsm silk with a 300gsm
wrap round laminated cover to outside.  It is available at only £5 plus postgage at cost (£2.80 second class or £3.20 first class).  There is a limited print run so order your copy now, cheques made payable to Thorne & Hatfield Mors Conservation Forum and sent to: T&HMC Forum (Volume 9), P O Box 879, Thorne, Doncaster, DN8 5WU.


Research Papers

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

Ray Goulder: 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 MacDonald: 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 Moorsin 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 MacDonald: Sphagnum magellanicum on Thorne Moors

Colin Wall: Orthotricum striatum on Thorne Moors

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.


If readers have undertaken any research in the Humberhead Levels, then have you considered submitting papers for publication.  For more information on how then see ‘Notes for Contributors’ and most recently reproduced in Volume 8, pages 155 & 156.  Dr Paul Buckland is the current Editor of the Forum’s publications and he can be contacted via

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