Local Nature Conservation

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The Wildlife Trust is proud of its work with local communities across Birmingham and the Black Country. Here are some examples of how we team up with local people to help them take action to look after their local environment.

Black Country Living Landscape

Our community involvement programme in the Black Country helps thousands of people to get involved with their local wildlife sites.

Greener Futures

In partnership with Focus Housing Association in Birmingham the Wildlife Trust provides opportunities for some of their more vulnerable clients to get involved in active volunteering to care for local green spaces.

Environment Centres

The Wildlife Trust has three environment centres which provide a focus for local schools and communities to learn about and experience the natural world.

Nature Reserves

As well as the wildlife-friendly grounds of our environment centres, the Wildlife Trust has nature reserves across Birmingham and the Black Country providing exciting opportunities to discover local wildlife.

Friends Groups

The Wildlife Trust works with and supports friends groups for local nature reserves in all parts of Birmingham and the Black Country. Some of the groups we work with include:

  • Friends of Hill Hook Local Nature Reserve - Four Oaks, Sutton Coldfield
  • Friends of King's Norton Nature Reserve - King's Norton, Birmingham
  • Friends of Mousesweet Brook Local Nature Reserve - Dudley
  • Friends of Moorcroft Wood Local Nature Reserve - Moxley, Walsall
  • Friends of Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood Local Nature Reserve - Springfield, Birmingham
  • Friends of Sot's Hole - West Bromwich, Sandwell
  • Friend's of Sutton Park Association

Special Interest Groups

Several special interest groups work across Birmingham and the Black Country with the Wildlife Trust. They include:

  • BRUMBATS - the Birmingham and Black Country Bat Group.
  • Birmingham and Black Country Botanical Society
  • SandNats - the Sandwell Naturalists
  • West Midlands Bird Club
  • Butterfly Conservation - West Midlands Branch
  • Birmingham Natural History Society
  • Black Country Geological Society