Thursday, February 18, 2010

Bird studing event to take place Sat 27th March

There will be a Bird study event at the Queslett Nature Reserve on March 27th. The meeting place will be the Ashworth Road entrance of the reserve. 11am There will be a chance to study with a senior Bio diversity expert, birds seen on the reserve. Anyone wishing to, can also help with a litter picking exercise.
All are welcome. Children must be supervised by an adult.
Please come prepared for the weather.
(please note there are no toilets in the reserve. There is a toilet owned by the ASDA Super store in their shop near by however, on Old Horns Crescent)

For futher details please ring FQNR Chair Councillor Keith Linnecor 360 6486

Thursday, February 11, 2010

City Parks Bio diversity Officer Post to go

I and I am sure most of the members of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve (and many other friends of parks groups) am disgusted that Dr Stephan Bodnar the BCC Bio Diversity officer is going to have to leave his post because of stupid Council reorganisations.
He does a great job helping community groups look after the wild life in this city in our many parks and reserves. The Council should think again.

R. Andrew

V. Chair

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Iland haven for Quelestt reserve lake

FQNR Chair and Vice Chair Councillor Keith Linnecor and Bob Wild inspecting the Iland as it is being built.

I would like to thank Mike Garvey (Great Barr Leisure Centre Manager) and many of his staff who in their own time are building a wild life island refuge for the lake in the Queslett Nature Reserve.I have to admit when I suggested the island was what the lake needed for its wild life I never thought Mr Garvey and his volunteer group would be able to do as well as they have.The island will float in the middle of the lake in the Quslett Nature Reserve after being weighed down. The Parks department have been very helpful in the guidance they have given and the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve have also been very supportive.It is hoped that the new island will be ready to be "launched" in a matter of weeks?


Councillor Keith Linnecor Chair FQNR