Successful Launch for New Moseley Bog Audio Walks

Wednesday 19th June 2013

Last week saw two important days take place at Moseley Bog. Firstly, we were able to show the Chair of The Wildlife Trusts, Rene Olivieri, the work that we have been doing on the reserve and our plans for the future. Then, on Sunday, we held a family fun day to celebrate the launch of new audio walks in collaboration with Birmingham Rep.

As part of our project to improve Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood we are aiming to provide opportunities for more people to visit the site and learn about its unique history, as well as wildlife value now.

By partnering with Birmingham Rep, we are able to do this in a new way by producing audio walks that add a new dimension to the experience of visiting Moseley Bog. On Sunday MP3 players were available from Sarehole Mill for people to try out the new walks for the first time and we also provided activities, such as den-building, bug hunts, wand-making and owl pellett dissection.

Our partners from Birmingham Rep also provided community performances and singing workshops to enhance the experience.

We manage the reserve for the benefit of people and wildlife, so this was a great way to engage a large audience (over 600 people came through the reserve) with the work we do and the special place that is Moseley Bog.

The Audio walks will soon be available to download from the podcasts section of the Moseley Bog website, so keep a look out for that.

As one of 47 Wildlife Trusts, we also like to share our experiences with other members of the movement, so we were delighted to welcome Rene Olivieri, the Chair of The Wildlife Trusts, to Moseley Bog last week. He spoke to staff and trustees about the reserve and took a keen interest in the way we're managing this fascinating site.

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