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© 2017 Trinity Mirror Midlands
13:49, 6 SEP 2017
Four ways to a greener Birmingham
This Sunday, to bring home the vital importance of keeping, extending and maintaining Birmingham's green space, members of more than 30 organisations will walk or cycle along various ‘green’ routes into the city centre.
When is the best time of the year to see wildlife?
Youngsters that have survived their first few months are busy learning to cope with their world, and building their reserves ahead of winter.
Birmingham City Council
Parks service remains important to local people
Birmingham City Council’s 2017 budget consultations revealed that the parks service is valuable to local people.
Are you out for the annual Big Butterfly Count?
To monitor trends in butterfly populations, positive and negative, Butterfly Conservation has organised its eighth annual Big Butterfly Count.
Winning wildlife in Birmingham
The Wildlife Trust has won a national award for their leadership of the Nature Improvement Area.
Birmingham Post Business Awards
Birmingham Post Business Awards 2017: Jaguar Land Rover sponsors Company of the Year
UK's largest automotive manufacturer reveals how it wants to boost business in Birmingham
The direct benefits of nature to our physical and mental health
Access to natural greenspaces, parks and gardens helps to reduce stress, improves your mood and reduces social isolation.
Vast reduction in insect numbers indicative of declining nature everywhere
The vast reduction in insect numbers is indicative of generally declining nature everywhere, from birds to elephants, and wildflowers to frogs and toads.
The ways in which you can help our bee population
If you want to help bees in your garden, it would be best to grow plants from seed, or obtain them from an organic nursery or other trusted source.
Fox hunting while the Earth burns
We might have hoped environmental issues would be to the fore during the next general election instead we got the Prime Minister saying she favours fox hunting and will re-open the debate.
University professor becomes Royal Society fellow
Roy Harrison has been an environmental health lecturer at University of Birmingham since 1991
The impact of climate change on our gardens
Although nature is resilient, and will naturally adapt to changing conditions, the bits of nature we enjoy may radically change.
Political support towards the environment is essential
Is there any political commitment to environmental protection and improvement, or is everything being done at grass roots level?
Brexit is a time for change
Many of our most valuable wildlife sites are only protected in a European context which will no longer apply after Brexit
Invest in Birmingham
This new Black Country factory turns sanitary towels into fuel
Patented process is aiming to prevent millions of hygiene products such as tampons and nappies ending up in landfill where they take up to 500 years to decompose
Sightings of waxwings appearing around the West Midlands
Waxwings are unmistakable, being short-legged, plump birds about the size of a starling.
Can we provide places for both people and wildlife to live in the next few years?
Space needs to be found in and around Birmingham and the Black Country for tens of thousands of new houses over the next few years.
Glimmers of Spring are starting to show
The natural world, including local wildlife, does its best to cheer us up in what has been a very gloomy January.
Natural environment essential to achieving 2020 Vision for Birmingham
Local conservationists are calling on everyone in the region to pledge to protect and improve Birmingham's natural environment.
The lungs of the city
Peter Shirley assesses the potential fallout from council budgets cuts and their possible impact on Birmingham's green and open spaces
The blackbird should challenge the robins' Christmas monopoly.
There are about 5 million breeding pairs of blackbirds in this country, and by Christmas they will have been joined by up to five million individuals from Scandinavia and northern Europe.
Could the West Midlands Combined Authority prioritise caring for the natural world?
When will we see the Minister for the Environment reviewing the state of the natural world and bringing forward ambitious plans for its improvement.
Brownfield sites are the perfect pop-up for nature
The best of our brownfield sites have been described as 'Britain's rainforests' because of the variety of wildlife, rare and common, that colonises them.
Bats are the other stars of the night sky
Wild About Gardens Week, jointly organised by the Wildlife Trusts and the Royal Horticultural Society, focused its attention onto bats.