Category: News

A Matter Of Trust

Birmingham City Council, acting as Trustees for Highbury Hall and grounds, are developing plans to sell parts of the former Chamberlain estate. The Highbury Trust plan has been under discussion for three or more years, and despite some changes, the…

Brief Update 27.11.2007

A few important things have happened since the last update. Details will follow in later posts. But the news includes: results from our Volunteers Meeting last week; news about tree planting schemes, with the prospect of another bit of money;…

Mammals

Foxes frequent the park and may well prey on rats spotted down by the Long Pond. Munjtjac deer have occasionally been spotted in the park. Please add to our records for the park by sending us your sightings of mammals…

Insects, Amphibians & other minibeasts

At present, little information exists about the insect life of the park, apart from surveys of the ponds and stream. Here, water beetles, pond skaters, many species of pond snail, water boatmen, flatworms and leeches have been found in the…

Flowers, Grasses, Herbs

The park is dominated by grassland. It is at first sight a simple green sward, but on closer inspection, the diversity shown in the different flower and moss species give clues to the underlying geology and soils, the dampness and…

Birds

Highbury Park is rich in birdlife a fact that is appreciated by regular visitors to the park. Kingfisher, tree creeper, jay and nuthatch have been spotted and the ponds support Canada geese, Mallard and Moorhen. Carrion crows are a familiar…