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Highbury Park Friends January 2017 newsletter
http://highburyparkfriends.org.uk/text/newsletter/HPFbulletinjanuary2017.pdf Join Highbury Park Friends to get up to date information about this wonderful park - follow the link above NIA funded meadow seeding with the Birmingham and Black Country Wildlife ...

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Hidden History of Highbury with Mary-Ann Ochota
Mary-Ann Ochota is an archaeology writer and TV presenter who's worked on Time Team, Britain's Secret Treasures and Ancient Impossible. Her new book, Hidden Histories: A Spotter's Guide to the British Landscape arms the landscape spotter with the informatio...

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Questions and Answers
Questions Q1 What do you think are the biggest benefits of teaching and using traditional woodland management techniques in city parks? A1. The essence of a Ranger’s role is to engage the community at large with the aim of encouraging more people to use par...

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Wildlife connections - "Modern life is such that it can be hard to see beyond the present"
"Modern life is such that it can be hard to see beyond the present" (Rob Cowen - Common Ground) The Brockley Oak at Brockley Grove, Holders Fields Rob Cowan's early words in 'Common Ground' resonate with many of us as we struggle to come to terms with 'life...

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Rea Valley TODAY !
Cannon Hill Meadow 10.00am January sunburst across the meadow at Cannon Hill. Deep midwinter with early mid morning beams and stirrings in the undergrowth Brockley Grove Sunbathing with a squirrel as a Sparrowhawk glides through in hunting mode. Brockley Gr...

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Dead Wood - from one blog to another
Dead Wood TCV

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Highbury Park today - Woodland Wednesday, and Nature Improvement Areas
Over the next few weeks until mid March there will be opportunities to engage with like minded volunteers, interact with nature and contribute to the management of both woodland and grassland, as well as exercising mind and body during Woodland Wednesdays a...

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The Meadow - signs of spring
Signs of spring are upon us, hoorah, at least, if not spring, as it's clearly mid winter, we have signs of rebirth, new beginnings, new life, natural occurrings etc. "Phenology is the study of the timing of natural events in relation to weather and climate....

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'Beating the bounds', 'Between the Oaks, along the hedge and down by the brook', and other walks
'Beating the bounds' is a traditional Ascension Day ritual in which the whole parish territorially walked its perimeter and beat children so they wouldn't forget the precise features. There's probably a better explanation than this elsewhere but those are t...

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Lifford B30 - Grid reference SP055796 la Ford: first record 1250 Lifford stands close to the ford across the River Rea. As the red clay on the east side of Birmingham became slimy and slippery in wet weather, a place where the river ran over a firmer bed wo...
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