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  • Orchid-rich Meadows Return to 15 Sites in Birmingham and the Black Country

    Friday 5th July, 2013

    This July an ambitious project is bringing idyllic countryside wildflower meadows back to 15 sites in Birmingham and the Black Country.

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  • Wildlife Trust Supports Call for Ban on Chinese Lanterns

    Monday 1st July, 2013

    In the wake of the serious fire in Smethwick today, The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country supports the calls for a ban on the use of Chinese Lanterns.

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  • Restoring Native Species Woodland with Carillion

    Monday 24th June, 2013

    Carillion staff have been involved in the practical implementation of a Restoration Plan for Langley Hill Wood - an individual woodland within the Wildlife Trust’s Park Hall Nature Reserve.

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  • Our Position on Genetically Modified Crops

    Thursday 20th June, 2013

    Owen Paterson has this morning been promoting the use of Genetically Modified crops in the UK and claiming "The farmer benefits. The consumer benefits. The environment benefits." The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country would like to clarify their position on the issue.

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  • 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.

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  • Vandalism hits Moseley Bog

    Friday 7th June, 2013

    We are sad to report that four of our interpretation panels at Moseley Bog have been damaged.

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  • Nature Matters, Democracy Matters and Badgers Matter

    Wednesday 29th May, 2013

    Badger

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are firmly opposed to the proposed badger cull due to commence 1 June.

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  • The State of Nature and What We're Doing About it

    Wednesday 22nd May, 2013

    Marbled White Butterfly

    Six out of ten UK species are in decline, according to a groundbreaking study carried out by the biggest ever collection of conservation organisations and volunteers. This highlights the work that needs to be done to preserve the UK's amazing wildlife and the need to work for all sectors to work together to achieve gains for nature.

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  • Proctecting pollinators: pesticides and bee health

    Friday 26th April, 2013

    bee in action photo by Roseann Ditchfield

    Bees and other pollinating insects are a vital part of our natural environment, they help hundreds of plant species to reproduce - including many food crops. Without bees farmers would face a bill of more than £1.8bn to pollinate crops by hand, undermining our food supply. Insect pollinators also form a vital part of the food chain for wildlife including birds, amphibians and reptiles. If numbers are dramatically reduced, a wide range of species and natural processes could be under threat.

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  • A Dawn Chorus of Tweets

    Tuesday 9th April, 2013

    Blue tit

    A nature-lovers' event which started in a back garden in Birmingham in the 1980s is this year hoping to trend globally on social media as tweeters report on the dawn chorus all over the world.

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