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Wildlife Site Request

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Use the Wildlife Site Request button above to request a booking

Birmingham is fortunate in having a rich variety of natural open spaces, a large proportion of these are held in trust by the City Council. The health of this natural environment and the wildlife it contains is important to everyone and needs to be cherished and enjoyed by all, both now and in the future. The responsibility for making this happen lies with Birmingham Parks Ranger Service.

Nature conservation is an important part of our work and involves planning, practical management and advisory work. Rangers use a combination of skills and expertise including traditional countryside management techniques, and modern ecological techniques for surveying and monitoring habitats and wildlife. Much of the work is carried out by volunteers from businesses and community groups under supervision of the Ranger Service.

If you have a group visiting one of the sites you can arrange for a ranger to provide a guided walk and talk to gain the most out of your visit. Please access the online form by using the Request Wildlife Site Visit button above. For more information including charges for this service see the information below. Please also use this form to enquire about organising a practical volunteering activity in a wildlife site.

If you would like information about wildlife in Birmingham’s parks, country parks and nature reserves, please complete the online form using the Request Wildlife Information button.

If you have an enquiry about injured wildlife, please contact the RSPCA, Barnes Hill, Birmingham, B29 5UP - 0121 426 6777 for advice.

Essential Information
  • Park Ranger led walk around a wildlife site or indoor talk and presentation by Park Ranger - Charges: £50.00 per session for 2 1/2 hours.

  • Organisations and businesses can request a Practical Conservation Team Building exercise. If you complete the request form then a member of staff will contact you to discuss available opportunities. Charges may apply depending on the requirement.

  • Wildlife Sites

    Aston park

    Trinity Road, Birmingham B6

    Birmingham Nature Centre

    Pershore Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B5 7RL

    Cannon Hill Park

    The Information Centre: 2 Russell Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 8RD

    Edgbaston Reservoir

    115 Reservoir Road, Ladywood Birmingham B16 9EE

    Handsworth Park

    Handsworth Park, Birmingham B20 2BY

    Kingfisher Country Park

    Sports Pavillion, Kenrick Avenue, Shard End, Birmingham B34 7SA

    Lickey Hills Country Park

    The Information Centre: 2 Russell Road, Moseley, The Visitor Centre, Lickey Hills Country Park, Warren Lane, Rednal, Birmingham B45 8ER

    Plantsbrook Local Nature Reserve

    The Interpretative Centre, Off Eachelhurs Avenue, Pypehayes

    Sheldon Country Park

    Ragley Drive, Church Road, Sheldon, Birmingham B26 3TU

    Sutton Park National Nature Reserve

    The Visitor Centre, Park Road, Sutton Coldfield, B74 2YT

    The Shire Country Park

    Sarehole Mill, Colebank Road, Moseley, Birmingham B13 0BD

    Woodgate Valley Country Park

    The Visitor Centre, Clapgate Lane, Bartley Green, Birmingham B32 3DS

  • If you witness wildlife crime e.g. any person causing harm to the wildlife or their surroundings, please contact West Midlands Police as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions
    • Open public work days are advertised on the What’s On page of this website. Or there may be a Friends Group that already carry out conservation work on a site near you. Please complete the form to request more details.

    • Yes you need to arrange this through the Ranger Service who can give will advise what opportunities are available and what permissions are required.. Please complete the form to request more details.

    • You can volunteer with the Park Ranger Service if you are over 17 years of age. Most volunteers work at our main wildlife sites: Aston Park, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Reservoir, Handsworth Park, Kingfisher Country Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, Plantsbrook Nature Reserve, Sheldon Country Park, Sutton Park Natuional Nature Reserve, The Shire Country Park and Woodgate Valley Country Park. Please complete the request form for more information. Long term volunteers seeking work experience can also apply for a placement.

    • Currently our sessions are half day (2½ hours). You can have a walk or talk for less time if you wish, but the half day session rate would still apply.

    • The sites most often used for walks are, Aston Park, Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston Reservoir, Handsworth Park, Kingfisher Country Park, Lickey Hills Country Park, Plantsbrook Nature Reserve, Sheldon Country Park, Sutton Park National Nature Reserve, The Shire Country Park and Woodgate Valley Country Park.

    • The Ranger Service can provide talks at community centres. The full range of talks may be limited by the extent of the resources available. We will try to fulfil your group’s needs.

      The full charge will still apply in these circumstances.

    • If you haven't been able to find the information that you need then the link below will take you to a form that you can use to ask us further questions.

      Service Specific Enquiry
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