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Parks & Countryside - Visit Birmingham
Birmingham has acres of green spaces waiting to be explored. Within the city centre itself...

EcoRecord is the Local Environmental Record Centre for Birmingham and the Black Country.

Birmingham Natural History Society
Membership is open to all who are interested in natural history, whether amateur or professional...

Clent Hills - National Trust
The Clent Hills are a large area of open countryside on the outskirts of Birmingham...

Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & Black Country
Nature reserves, campaigns, wildlife info and more...

Parks - Birmingham City Council
Details of all the major country parks and parks in the area.

Birmingham Open Spaces Forum
Bringing together all the people
in Birmingham with an interest in our open spaces...

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CoolStays - Birmingham

Retreat from daily life staying in the Rockhouse Cave in a sandstone cliff dating back over 700 years and surrounded by enchanting woodland. Or maybe you'd prefer the Cottage at Hampton Manor with on-site michelin starred restaurant.

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South Birmingham Ramblers
Our walks take us to many of the counties in the Midlands, and, beyond on our weekends away.

City of Birmingham Ramblers
Aims are to promote walking, protect and promote access to open countryside, protect footpaths and organise walks...

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  • Event: Climate Emergency: Fast Forward Birmingham

    Join us on Monday 24 February, 6:30pm until 9pm at The Warehouse Cafe, 54-57 Allison Street, B55TH. *About this Event* Birmingham is on a mission to become carbon neutral by 2030. What do we imagine our city of the future could look like? What transformation do we need to see? Join us to think big

  • The Wilder Side of Birmingham and the Black Country Can you catch it on camera?

    The Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust is running a year long photography competition in association with Wex Photo Video, with £1,000 in prizes up for grabs.

  • Nick-Names for Every Tree at Bournville Park Tree Planting

    The sun shone again for us at Bournville Park last week when we planted 10 ornamental cherry trees with Bournville Village Junior School. Bournville Friends of Parks and our wonderful corporate volunteers of the day T.A. Cook. With 20 eager children and four brilliant volunteers from T.A. Cook, our corporate volunteers have been operating for …

  • Forest School Fun in the Glorious Mud at Cotteridge Park

    For our second planting of 2020 at Cotteridge Park we were surprised, shocked and dumbfounded, why? – It didn’t rain! As the winter sun shone down we lapped it up! Working with six, year nine students from Kings Norton Girl’s School who were volunteering for the day in the park along with 20 year one children …

  • HS2 – New Report Reveals Exorbitant Cost to Nature

    A new report published by The Wildlife Trusts today reveals, for the first time, the vast scale of the destruction and impact that HS2 will cause to nature 'What's the damage? Why HS2 will cost nature too much' is the most comprehensive assessment of the environmental damage that HS2 will cause. It assesses the broad range of impacts across all phases of HS2 on protected […]

  • Welcome to the Roaring 20’s and Boy did Little Sutton School Council Roar!

    Well, welcome to the roaring 20’s! And what a roaring start we had to our first tree planting of 2020! Little Sutton School Council were our guest tree planters today at Harvest Fields Park in Sutton Coldfield. Years two to six, along with four hardworking staff members from Waitrose Four Oaks, Cllr Jane Mosson, covering …

  • BTfL Celebrates this Year’s Highlights!

    Well as we ponder over the last year and look forward to 2020, BTfL has a lot to be thankful for. By March 2020 we will have planted 95,000 trees in Birmingham. That is a number we are very proud of and over 14-years that’s approximately 7000 trees a year! We are passionate about trees …

  • Vacancy: Chair at Birmingham Friends of the Earth Ltd

    Birmingham Friends of the Earth, environmental change organisation and operators of The Warehouse in Digbeth, is seeking a new Chair of its Management Committee. Birmingham Friends of the Earth (BFoE) Ltd exists to promote positive environmental change by increasing awareness of environmental issues. It does this particularly through campaigning and also through practical […]

  • Thank you LoveBrum!

    LoveBrum is a fantastic local charity that is dedicated to supporting community groups and organisations who are trying to create positive change in the city but may be struggling to get publicity or funding. All the money that LoveBrum raise through their membership fees and fundraising stays within Birmingham and goes to three local projects

  • Digbeth Vision

    We’ve responded to a couple of consultations about planned developments in Digbeth recently, and whilst many of these kind of visioning documents never come to fruition, it is important we push planners to think more sustainably. As part of the Birmingham big city plan, the council have provided a supplementary planning document laying out an

  • Campaigning on the climate emergency

    2019 was a big year for the climate movement, with a whole range of trends pushing the issue up the political and media agendas. School children all over the world followed Greta Thunberg out of their classrooms and onto the streets as part of the Fridays for Future campaign, while Extinction Rebellion activists brought London

  • BTfL Were Honoured to Welcome Parliament to Plant Trees– St Vincent’s Pupil Parliament!

    Well on a lovely sunny morning in December meeting the students from Pupil Parliament at St Vincent’s Junior School was a lovely way for BTfL to start the day. Here was a group of school children whose Pupil Parliament is passionate about their community and local environmental causes. They help improve their local area and …

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