The Snowdrops are out early this year. Come for a refreshing Sunday saunter round the Gardens to spot our ‘sweet harbingers of spring’. Breath in the fresh air and warm up with a hot chocolate served in the Greenhouse. It’s also the RSPB annual Big Garden Birdwatch weekend (click here for more information) We’ll be taking part … Why not spend an hour together with us spotting and counting how many you can see flting to and from our trees. Free family craft activity too… get out in the open with all the family Adults £4 (£4.50 with gift Aid), Children 5 and over £1. Garden Members Free
We’re joining in with the RSPBs Big Wild Sleepout this weekend and staying open later than usual Visit us on Saturday afternoon to get ready for your own overnight adventure. Join in the activities all afternoon from 3pm to 6pm (entry to the Gardens for this event is £2 for everyone over 5 years old.) The RSPBs Big Wild Sleepout is encouraging us all to go on a wild adventure and find out about night time nature. Whether you are part of the Wild Challenge, or just want to learn more about nature, come along for these free activities for all the family. BrumBats, RSPB, Birmingham Astronomy Society and others will be leading drop in activities all afternoon. Among the activities are:
- Find out about bats and how to spot them
- Make a wild animal tracker
- Build a hedgehog tunnel, to see if you have any in your garden.
- Have a (safe) close up look at the Sun
It may be the UK’s smallest bird, but it was easy to see this afternoon in the Gardens. Working down in the Spinney, Volunteer and Trustee Bill shared some time with the beautiful little bird (Regulus regulus). It washed itself at the edge of the pond and flitted about, apparently happily at home with us humans. Find out more about the Goldcrest on the RSPB site HERE So happy we are keeping an environment fit for the tiniest of of flying friends. #wegrowtogether