Sunnybank Nature Reserve, Sheffield.

Sunnybank was the very first reserve created by the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust (then Sheffield City Wildlife Group) in 1985. The area is only small. However, if you are in the are close by, it is worth having a little look. There are some nice art sculptures there as well.

Sunnybank is located in an urban area, behind a petrol station and close to the city centre. The area is only small but the pool and woodland is home to all sort of animals and plants, including:

  • Dragonflies
  • Pond skaters
  • Common frog
  • Birds
  • Foxes
  • Hedgehogs
  • Pipistrelle bats


  • Small skipper
  • Green veined white
  • Red admiral
  • Common blue
  • Six spot burnet