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  • Road to Wellbeing is a Wild Life in Birmingham

    Wednesday 9th August, 2017

    The statistics around health are stark. Physical inactivity causes 18 million sick days every year. One in four adults will suffer from a mental health issue every year. Poor mental health costs British businesses £1,000 per employee per year

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  • the A41 is the best BEE road in the Black Country

    Tuesday 4th July, 2017

    If you drive down the A41 near West Bromwich you may have noticed the wonderful display of wild flowers over the last few weeks. But unless you were looking hard you probably didn’t notice the 100s of rare bee-orchids that have spontaneously sprung up on the verges.

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  • Local Wildlife Team Win Prestigious National Award

    Friday 23rd June, 2017

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country have won a prestigious award for the impact of their work through the Nature Improvement Area (NIA).

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  • Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery are Hedgehog Heroes!

    Wednesday 31st May, 2017

    credit Tom Marshall

    The Friends of Brandwood End Cemetery, Birmingham Rangers and The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country along with local children are premiering their community Hedgehog film on Monday 5th June.

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  • 10 Ways To Boost Your Mental Health Using The Nature On Your Doorstep

    Wednesday 10th May, 2017

    Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

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  • Wildlife Win in Bog Boost

    Monday 8th May, 2017

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is launching its work to improve wildlife habitats and visitor access to Moseley Bog and Joys Wood Nature Reserve thanks to a grant from The Veolia Environmental Trust.

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  • Enjoy Nature's Greatest Hits - International Dawn Chorus Day

    Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is hosting four events to celebrate the greatest natural concert in the world – the Dawn Chorus, performed by scores of native birds including Robins, Willow Warbler and Sparrows. The performances are part of International Dawn Chorus Day, a global event, that started right here in Birmingham.

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  • May Flower Madness, Please Send Pictures!

    Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

    Green Winged Orchid spotted at Castle Vale Meadows, Credit Simon A @WTBBC

    Conservation officers for The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country have spotted Orchids appearing all over our Nature Improvement Area (NIA) meadows, like the Green Winged Orchids spotted at Castle Vale Meadows, whilst a wide variety of wildflower species have flowered in NIA woodlands like in Turner’s Field Plantation in Smestow Valley. Since 2012 The Trust have been working with partners and volunteers to create meadows and enhance woodlands across Birmingham and the Black Country as part of the NIA initiative spearheaded by The Wildlife Trust.

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  • The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country calls for votes to bag a share of bag charge fund

    Wednesday 3rd May, 2017

    Rare Marbled White Melanargia Galanthea

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

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  • West Mids Mayor Candidates Support Nature

    Wednesday 12th April, 2017

    West Midlands Mayoral Candidates Natural Capital Hustings

    Last week we held the first Natural Environment debate with the West Midlands Mayoral candidates. At the end, the audience voted for who they thought should be the Mayor based on the evening’s discussion. We’re delighted to announce that Beverley Nielson (Lib Dem) won the ballot with 39% of the vote, in second place was Andy Street (Conservative) on 26% and third place went to James Burn (Green) with 16%.

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