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    A walk around Hopyard Meadow – July 11th 2021

    You are invited to a walk around Hopyard Meadow ( the field above the car park at Highbury) with Jake Williams of Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust on July 11th, 10.30am – 12.00pm. We will look at wildflowers and pollinators and also visit the orchids growing in our hay meadow. Everyone welcome. The event is free of charge. Please wear suitable footwear for walking over uneven ground. Advance booking is essential to be Covid compliant: to book email anne@highburyparkfriends.org.uk

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    Chair of Chamberlain Highbury Trust

    Next year the Chamberlain Highbury Trust will have been established for six years and it will be time for the Chair, Les Sparks, and a few of the trustees to stand down.  The Trust is currently launching a recruitment drive to bring in a new Chair and Trustees.  They plan to appoint a Chair designate by the summer to shadow Les for nine months until he leaves in March 2022.  A recruitment document has been prepared that spells out the objectives and challenges for the Trust looking ahead, with details of the application process and timetable.  The details can be found at: https://chamberlainhighburytrust.co.uk/recruitment-of-chair-of-trustees/

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    Highbury Park Litter Picking Trail

    During Lockdown there were many more visitors than usual to Highbury. This also meant there was a huge increase in the amount of litter left behind. We are trying to look at new ways of tackling this. Together with our partners Highbury Orchard and Ecobirmingham we are pleased to launch our new Highbury Park Litter Picking Trail. It aims to educate young people about the perils of litter and is packed with activities you can do to help reduce litter. You can download a copy here: Highbury Litter Picking Trail  We really hope you enjoy the activities.

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    2020 City Nature Challenge

    We had organised two events for the City Nature Challenge which takes place between Friday 24th April to 27th April. We are asked to record any plants, wild animals or birds that we spot during this time period. We had hoped you would be able to join us at Highbury to take part. As we have had to cancel all our events the good news is you can take part on your own from your own garden. Either download the i-Naturalist app to your mobile phone or tablet and use it to record or send a list of what you’ve spotted to enquiries@ecorecord.org.uk The city nature challenge is a competition…

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    Cancellation of Events

    We are sad to announce that in the light of the current Covid 19 crisis we are cancelling all of our events for the minute. We will let you know when we are back up and running. This seems the best way of looking after everyone’s health and wellbeing. You are, of course, welcome to get some fresh air and still walk round Highbury on your own. We hope to be able to resume normal activities in the not too distant future.

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    Winter Photography Walk. February 22nd 2020

    Come and join us for a winter photography walk with Gary Tomlinson and Mike Farley. Meet in the car park at Highbury Park. Beginners and improvers welcome. Bring your camera, smart phone or tablet. Please wear footwear suitable for walking over uneven ground. Free of charge. Everyone welcome.

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    Winter Wildlife Event. February 9th

    You are invited to our winter wildlife event with Jake Williams of Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife Trust to look for winter flowers and birds. Meet in the Highbury Park car park at 10.30am on February 9th. Everyone is welcome. Free event. Please wear suitable footwear for muddy conditions!

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    RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch 2020

    We like to take part in the RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch every year. Our event at Highbury next year will be on Wednesday 29th January at 11.00am, meeting in the car park. The event is free of charge and everyone is welcome. Wear suitable shoes for muddy ground and bring  binocs if you have them. We’ll count how many species of birds we can spot!