Our Wild Work
The landscape of Birmingham and the Black Country has a rich social, economic and natural heritage shaped by a complex history of rural, industrial, and more recent suburban and commercial land use. The wildlife is as varied and valuable as that of any other part of the United Kingdom.
The rare and the special are here, from scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, plus a huge variety of plant life, as documented in the trailblazing book ‘Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country’. Adding spice to this is an astounding mix of species reflecting the many peoples and trades that have come here from around the world – for example plants grown from Argentinian seeds, and African parakeets.
In line with our mission to see Birmingham and the Black Country internationally recognised for the quality and quantity of its wildlife within a generation our work has developed along these themes:
Community Litter Pick on the Poly Roger 10.30am
Join us on board our eco-friendly boat, the Poly Roger, for a morning clean-up along Birmingham's beautiful canals!
Community Litter Pick on the Poly Roger 13.30pm
Join us on board our eco-friendly boat, the Poly Roger, for an afternoon of clean-up along Birmingham's beautiful canals!
Tree Identification Walk along the River Cole
Do you want to learn your alders from your elders? Your hawthorn from your blackthorn? Join us for a tree identification walk along the…