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  • WildlifeXpo

    Thursday 25th August, 2011


    A brand new wildlife exhibition is coming to London’s Alexandra Palace on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 October 2011. WildlifeXpo offers wildlife lovers an exciting combination of exhibitors, lectures and workshops.

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  • Step-change for nature’s recovery needed

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    Noctule Bat - part of the Black Country's Biodiversity

    As the Government today (Friday 19 August) announces the England Biodiversity Strategy (EBS), The Wildlife Trust welcomes the ambitions within it.

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  • Be Part of the Big Wildlife Garden

    Friday 19th August, 2011

    Everyone has the opportunity to help create the UK’s largest nature reserve from today (Friday 19 August) – with the launch of the ‘Big Wildlife Garden’ (BWG) competition.

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  • Birmingham is a top UK Picnic Spot

    Monday 8th August, 2011

    Credit: Vik Keshvala

    Druids Heath on the southern edge of Birmingham has won the top accolade of being the UK's favourite urban picnic spot! The picturesque urban fringe site beat Clapham Common into second place, while other places like Wimbledon Common didn't even make the rankings.

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  • Get a Wild Life this Summer

    Friday 5th August, 2011

    Black Country Living Landscape Community Involvement Programme is inviting Black Country residents to ‘Go Wild’ this summer. There are a series of four Wildlife Road shows around the borough and a Black Country wide wildlife survey, the activities are completely free and all residents, families and groups are welcome to get involved.

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  • Bad News for Badgers

    Tuesday 19th July, 2011

    Credit: Natural England

    The Wildlife Trust is deeply concerned by the Government’s decision to pursue yet more trials of badger culling, as The Wildlife Trust does not see culling as the solution to the problem of bovine tuberculosis (bTB).

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  • The Big Launch 26 June 2011: Fun for all the family at Moseley Bog

    Wednesday 22nd June, 2011

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country invites everyone to come and join us on Sunday June 26 for The Big Launch to celebrate the recent improvements to Moseley Bog. Free to attend, there will be fun for all the family including woodland craft displays, activities for children, a sweat lodge demonstration and local food stalls. We’ll be showing off Moseley Bog’s fascinating wildlife and history with the help of experts who will be leading walks around the site.

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  • Shot of the landscape: Visual arts project will put Black Country conservation in the frame

    Wednesday 25th May, 2011

    Black Country

    Landscape photographer Mike McFarlane cycled into the Black Country last week as part of a unique conservation-inspired visual arts project, commissioned by The Wildlife Trusts. Using mainly public transport and a bicycle, Mike will cover thousands of miles during a 12 month tour of the UK, setting off from his home in County Durham on Tuesday 12 April. He will travel from the Isles of Scilly up to the highlands of Scotland by May 2012.

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  • Building Excitement as the Great Event draws near – 1 May is International Dawn Chorus Day

    Wednesday 20th April, 2011

    International Dawn Chorus Day is the global celebration of wild birds. This year there are events happening from Flakkebjerg to Goworów! People will rise as early as 4:00am and gather in expectant groups to see the sun rise and hear the glorious music of the Dawn Chorus. If the Royal Wedding is all too much, on 1 May there are events across the UK at such wonderful locations as the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Dubwash Silver Meadows and Kielder Castle.

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  • Call for Volunteers at Birmingham Nature Reserve!

    Thursday 30th September, 2010

    Wildlife Trust volunteers meet national Vice-President Chris Packham

    The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & The Black Country are calling for volunteers to come along and help manage their Park Hall Nature Reserve in Birmingham. Chris Wishart, the newly appointed Wildlife Trust Reserves Officer, will be running regular weekly practical conservation work days from the 13th October. Chris is appealing to individuals, families and groups who are keen on working outdoors and who would like to learn practical conservation skills to come along and help with this important work.

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