The Wildlife Trust for Birmingham and the Black Country are working in partnership with Birmingham City Council’s Naturally Birmingham Future Parks Accelerator Programme and the local community to fundraise for The Dawberry Fields Reptile Project. The Trust are aiming to raise £2,000 to create habitats that will enable slow worm and common lizard to thrive by installing banks and stones that will provide safe places for these protected species to bask and hibernate. The project will also provide a home for a range of other wildlife with the creation of wildflower areas. Parks are important green spaces for local communities, and Dawberry Fields has been described as a ‘a hidden gem’ by local resident Kim who enjoys watching wildlife from bats to butterflies at this urban park. The Trust hope that Kim will be able to add slow worm and common lizard to her wildlife watching list as a result of the project.
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