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Last chance saloon
A petition calling for Birmingham to create a major new park has achieved 5,000 signatures, and people are continuing to sign.
Can Spring be far away?
As we move from January into February nature stirs from its sleepy winter torpor.
Aspiration and ambition for our wildlife
With 70% of it being farmed, it sometimes seems that our countryside is a battleground between food and flora and fauna.
Local authorities urged to think big for nature conservation in 2018
One of the key aspects of nature conservation in towns and cities is access to nature for all the people living there.
Lights in the Sky
Light pollution deprives people of one of the great and timeless wonders of nature, the night sky.
Where has nature gone?
To go by the average tabloid newspaper, and many other media outlets, and despite much evidence to the contrary, you would think though that there is no nature in towns
Gove promises to incorporate environmental protection into post-Brexit rules
Since his appointment in June this year Michael Gove has been saying the right things and announcing promising initiatives. Three in particular should please the green lobby.
It is all change in the garden as we head into winter
What the change in seasons brings to our gardens.
When is enough, enough when it comes to culling animals?
One of the issues with culling animals is that, once started, it becomes a permanent practice.
Praise for West Midlands MPs involved in the Species Champions Project
It is easy to forget that a lot of MPs’ time is spent dealing with constituents’ problems, and promoting many different causes, including nature conservation.
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.
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.
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
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.