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  • More magical meadows will bring joy to urban nature lovers

    Thursday 3rd July, 2014

    Moving hay to create meadows

    This summer, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country will create a whole host of new idyllic wildflower meadows, rich with orchids and other rare species, across the conurbation.

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  • Disappointment at lack of ambition

    Wednesday 18th June, 2014

    Lost opportunity for rail plan to bolster nature’s recovery.

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  • Magical meadows are this summer’s 'must-see'

    Wednesday 4th June, 2014

    Kitchen Lane orchids, Ian Trueman

    97% of our wildflower meadows may have been lost, but these magnificent places are still present, even in urban areas, so The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country is encouraging people to get out and see them in June when they’re at their best.

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  • Sharing nature’s greatest concert

    Wednesday 30th April, 2014


    The sound that epitomises spring across much of the globe is the dawn chorus and this year’s global celebration is highlighting sharing our experiences as part of International Dawn Chorus Day.

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  • Badger culling to continue

    Thursday 3rd April, 2014

    Badger cub photo by Elliot Neep,

    The Wildlife Trusts express disappointment and frustration that badger culls in Somerset and Gloucestershire will resume this year.

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  • New evidence of vanishing grasslands

    Thursday 3rd April, 2014

    Burnet Moth at Eades Meadow by Su James

    The Wildlife Trusts call on the Government to save remaining wildlife-rich grasslands and help farmers halt ‘catastrophic’ decline.

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  • The problem is bovineTB, not badgers.

    Tuesday 25th March, 2014

    Badger photo by Jon Hawkins

    Despite strong public opposition, a string of Government failures and MP recognition that an alternative strategy to deal with bovineTB is needed, plans to continue - and extend - badger culling - are expected this week. The Wildlife Trusts today launch an appeal aimed at the Prime Minister to bolster support for alternatives.

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  • Future secured for Deer’s Leap Wood Nature Reserve

    Friday 21st March, 2014

    Deer's Leap Wood

    A piece of historic land on the boundary between the Edgbaston, Harborne and Soho Wards of Birmingham is set for a secure future as a nature reserve owned by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country.

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  • Views invited on plans for Sedgley Beacon

    Wednesday 19th March, 2014

    An exciting new nature improvement project for Sedgley Beacon carried out by The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country in partnership with South Staff Staffs Water plc is looking to get people’s views this Thursday (March 20th).

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  • Blackwood kids’ project promises a feast of learning

    Friday 14th March, 2014

    A Wildlife Trust Growing Project

    A primary school in Walsall is teaming up with The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country to build a growing site and earth oven in their grounds.

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