Nature & Wildlife around Birmingham and the West Midlands

From scarce mammals like water voles and polecats to dragonflies and kingfishers, and a huge variety of plant life, there is much to treasure and so many places to visit across the city.

The landscape of Birmingham and the surrounding area has a rich social, economic and natural heritage shaped by a complex history of rural, industrial, and more recent suburban and commercial land use.


Canals, rivers and waterways - a haven for nature and wildlife

2019 marks 250 years since the completion of the canal into Birmingham

Photo courtesy Kev Maslin

Moseley Park and Pool, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Barry Whitehead

Vale Village Park at the University of Birmingham 

Photo courtesy Peter Leadbetter

River Rea, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Elliott Brown

 Birmingham Canal

Photo courtesy Chris Fletcher


Parks - a haven for nature and wildlife

Swanshurst Park, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Peter Leadbetter

Kings Heath Park, surrounded by bright maples

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

Holders Lane Woods, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Elliott Brown

Heron at Highbury Park, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Elliott Brown

Rea Valley route through Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham

Photo courtesy Elliott Brown

Go HERE for our Gems Map of great Birmingham Parks and Open Spaces to enjoy


Urban homes for nature and wildlife

Sleeping fox in our back garden

Photo courtesy Deb Power

A deer in the garden

Photo courtesy Steve Attridge

Blue Tits nesting in a garden box.

Photo courtesy Nicola Poppit

Nesting in public art in the Jewellery Quarter 

River Rea - home to many Kingfisher families

Photo courtesy Zomerset

The dedication and passion of hard-working volunteers is essential to the protection of wildlife across the city and within neighbourhoods

Volunteers litter picking in Kings Heath Park 

Photo courtesy Sara Aboutorabi

Volunteers of all ages

Photo courtesy The Friends of Kings Heath Park

 Dean the Ranger with volunteers to clear the woodland

Photo courtesy The Friends of Kings Heath Park

 Volunteer clearing the woodland at Kings Heath Park

Photo courtesy The Friends of Kings Heath Park


So many great places to visit in and around Birmingham

How about Beckett's Farm?

Photo courtesy Peter Leadbetter.

How about Birmingham's Botanical Gardens?

Photo courtesy Christine Wright

How about Moseley Bog?

Photo courtesy Peter Leadbetter

More great places to see wonderfiul nature to be showcased soon!  Watch this space!


For more details on showcasing and contributing contact:


0121 410 5520

Project dates

14 Jun 2021 - On-going


Environment & green action, People & community, Rivers, lakes & canals
Green open spaces

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Jonathan Bostock

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