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Help us Bring the WILD to Rowley with Tesco Bags of Help

Posted: Wednesday 3rd May 2017 by evaphillips

Rare Marbled White Melanargia Galanthea

From 7th May to Friday 30th June Tesco shoppers at Cradley Heath, Dudley Road Express, Hasbury Express, Rowley Regis Express and Stourbridge Express can ask for a token to vote to bring the wild to life at Rowley Hills

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its community funding scheme, which sees grants of £4,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag levy – being awarded to local community projects.

Three groups in every Tesco region have been shortlisted to receive the cash award and shoppers are being invited to head along to Tesco stores to vote for who they think should take away the top grant.

The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is one of the groups on the shortlist.

The Trust manage the Portway Hill Nature Reserve at Rowley Hills where scarce plants like the exotic Bee Orchid and the unusual Hare's Foot Clover can be found, as well as many important butterfly species and birds of prey such as Peregrines and Kestrels. The Trust want your support to provide opportunities for families to get outside and do some wild crafts, learn about local nature and wildlife and meet the team of experts responsible for the local nature reserves.

Tom Hartland Smith, Senior Conservation Officer for the Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country said: ‘We’re really grateful to Tesco Bags of Help for this opportunity to help local families discover and explore the wild spaces on their doorstep. Rowley Hills is a fascinating place and we want more people to come out and enjoy it – please support us by voting for us with your Tesco Bags of Help token.’

You can read more about the Portway Hill, Rowley Hills Nature Reserve here

 Image of rare Marbled White Melanargia Galanthea butterfly at Rowley Hills. Credit Tom Hartland Smith

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