FOSPA Helpful Links

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month either at Sutton Park Visitors Centre, or at various off site locations, usually between 10.30 and 12.30.

If you are interested in becoming a conservation volunteer but live in other parts of the UK, this is the web site for you. FOSPA is affiliated to BTCV and we thoroughly recommend a visit to their site, full of useful information on courses, groups and working holidays.
This site has been recently been updated and provides general information on Sutton Park National Nature Reserve, and links to other parks in Birmingham. This is a sub site of the main Birmingham City Council website containing information on a wide range of topics.
If you want to learn more about Archaeology in and around Birmingham you can find our more by visiting Birmingham City Council Archaeology Dept Website. This is maintained by Dr Mike Hodder, Planning Archaeologist. FOSPA is grateful for the help and advice that Mike contributed towards the AIS scheme and all walks that he leads. You can find out when the next AIS walk is planned by looking at the FOSPA event diary.
The BBC website is probably the UK best known and most visited site. It holds a wealth of information, and their Nature section is no exception. The best bit is their interactive 360 degree photos. See how many bunny rabbits you can find, but watch out for the snakes”
Dedicated to British Butterflies with information on what you can do to protect and encourage these beautiful insects.
This is a big site full of useful facts and information and many excellent photographs.
The Bat Conservation Trust works to maintain and enhance sustainable populations and diversity of bats and conserve their habitats for everyone to enjoy.
Natural England is an Executive Non-departmental Public Body responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Their purpose is to protect and improve England’s natural environment and encourage people to enjoy and get involved in their surroundings.
The Sutton Coldfield Civic Society is a member of the Civic Trust. Their aims are to encourage the conservation of the best of the architectural and physical features of Sutton Coldfield. Encourage the development of the highest quality of new buildings, and to ensure that the new roads follow the least disruptive route to urban and rural environments.
GreenSpace is a national non-profit making organization committed to improving open spaces and public parks across the UK. Their vision is to see a network of easily accessible, safe, attractive and welcoming parks, gardens and green spaces which meet the needs of everyone and which contribute to the economic, social and environmental well-being of people and places, now and for future generations.
Containing lots of useful and interesting information on all aspects of conservation and links to other voluntary groups and organisations, include the virtual ranger enquiry service !!
The RSPB was founded in 1889 and since then has grown into Europe’s largest wildlife conservation charity with more than a million members. Please visit their website and support their cause.
Everyone as heard of the RSPCA, but what do they do? Visit this site to discover more about the work this highly respected organization.
The Wildlife Trusts partnership is the UK’s leading conservation charity exclusively dedicated to wildlife. Their network of 47 local Wildlife Trusts and their junior branch, Wildlife Watch, work together to protect wildlife in towns and the countryside.
An excellent and very comprehensive site detailing every aspect of wildlife, geography and habitat, with tons of facts and figures on English countryside. Well worth a visit.
Maintained by Peter Coxhead, topics include: information about the society and how to join, general information about Sutton Park and its natural history, plus a checklists of species.
This is a relatively old site that hasn’t been updated for some time. However, the information is still quite valuable and well worth the “walk down down a Roman road” – Icknield Street – full of interesting facts and photos.
The Birmingham Young Archaeologists Club is aimed at 9-16 year olds with an interest in archaeology. They normally meet on the last Saturday of every month either at Sutton Park Visitors Centre, or at various off site locations, usually between 10.30 and 12.30.