Help us Raise £5,000 to Preserve the Magic of Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood

We're fundraising to repair Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood's paths and boardwalk, to protect its precious wildlife and enable visitors to continue to enjoy its unique beauty.

Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood is a magical, iconic nature reserve nestled in the heart of Birmingham where you’ll experience an abundance of wildlife and rare habitats on a site steeped in history. 

Tens of thousands of visitors are captivated by the reserve's serene magic and unique beauty each year. Please help us raise £5,000 so we can work in partnership with the Friends of Moseley Bog and Joy's Wood to repair its paths and boardwalk, to protect its precious wildlife and enable visitors to continue enjoying this important site long into the future.

You can donate via or you can text MOSBOGAPPEAL to 70470 to donate £10. Texts cost £10 plus one standard rate message and you’ll be opting in to hear more about our work and fundraising via telephone and SMS. If you’d like to give £10 but do not wish to receive marketing communications, text MOSBOGAPPEALNOINFO to 70470.

Moseley Bog Appeal

Why preserve the magic of Moseley Bog and Joy’s Wood? It is a special nature reserve that never fails to leave a lasting impression. Here’s why:

  • The ‘bog’ is a rare habitat that supports several specialised plants and animals.
  • A diverse range of wildlife from bees, bats, owls and fungi call Moseley Bog and Joy’s Wood their home.
  • The trees at Moseley Bog inspired J.R.R Tolkien, author of ‘The Hobbit’ and ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
  • The first ever International Dawn Chorus Day, broadcast around the world, was held here in 1984.
  • The reserve is steeped in history and includes a 3,000-year-old scheduled ancient monument.

Natalie Norton, Senior Conservation Officer at The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country said, “I love working with the volunteers and am delighted to manage a reserve that provides everyone a piece of tranquillity and the chance to get closer to nature in an otherwise hectic world.  The repairs to the boardwalks and paths will enable visitors, old and new, to continue enjoying Moseley Bog and Joy’s Wood whilst allowing nature to recover.”

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