Saturday, March 27, 2010


The FQNR are please to be able to tell you the drinking den in the reserve we reported to the Council a week or two ago hase been completely removed by Council workers. Sadly a number of trees have been damaged but we will try and plant new trees on the reserve to make up for that.


The Friends of the Queslett nature Reserve are always on the look out for new members.
There is no joining fee and if you care about the environmenat and if you dont mind getting your hand a bit dirty looking after the Queslett Nature Reserve and other areas why not join us.
You can do as much or as little as you like as long as you care.

For more details either ring 360 6486 or em

Bird studing success

Over 20 people spent an enjoyable and interesting morning on the Queslett Nature Reserve today and this did not count the 3 users of the reserve who joined the Friends Queslett Nature Reserve today.Activities ranged from bird netting (for identification they were all released unharmed and the work was supervised by an expert) bird observation and litter picking the site.Dr Stephan Bodnar the Councils Bi diversity officer proved yet again what knowledge has when it comes to the world of nature.Dozens of different birds wore identified and identified is hoped the work being undertaken by the FOQR and other groups will make the wild life on and around the reserve even more varied.The FOQNR strongly believe working on the reserve is just part of their aim which is to improve the environment throughout the area.

Chair FQNR
Councillor Keith Linnecor

Monday, March 22, 2010


This is just a reminder that there will be a bird studying event at the Queslett Nature Reserve on Saturday.
The Birmingham City Council's Bio Diversity expert Stephen Bodnar will be starting early on the Reserve but members and residents are welcome to meet him at 11am at the Ashworth Road entrance.

Please come dressed for the weather and reserve conditions. Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. If you come by car please try not to leave it in Ashworth Road or Lindsey Road as there is little parking available. The nearest WC is in the ASDA Store on Queslett Road.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

New trees planted in Aldridge Road Recreation Ground.

The Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve were delighted when our Local MP Khalid Mahmood MP, offered a helping hand to plant some new trees in the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground. Khalid who was on Constituency business near by readily offered to help out when he heard what was going on.
Pauline Cook a local resident and member of the FOQNR said "the whole planting ceremony was excellent and the trees soon went in everyone did very well."
The trees were donated by the Trees for England Group and a lot of hard work was done beforehand by Glendale under the supervision of Local Parks manager Lee Southall.

Also see previous post

Friday, March 12, 2010


Tree for life have donated a number of trees to the FOQNR. After a lot of consideration the Activities sub committee decided they should be planted in the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground.
Vice Chair Bob Wild, Council officer and myself met up to look at suitable locations this week.
One of the key considerations is they should not be planted in such away that they will overhang any ones property in the future.
If you would like to come along to the tree planting ceremony it will be taking place on Wednesday at 11am. We will be meeting at the Shady Lane entrance to the Recreation Ground.

Councillor Keith Linnecor


With Spring approach the FOQNR will be preparing to carry out a number of duties with the Queslett Nature Reserve and the Aldridge Road Recreation Ground. We will need funds to be able to operate as a group and to improve the reserve and recreation ground.
As an organisation we are determined to keep membership free but that does mean we have to look else where for funding.
If you would like to make a donation to the FOQNR or have any money raising suggestions please contact Brenda on the following Em address.
The more funds we can raise the more we can help look after the wild life like the swans in our reserve.


A potentially dangerous construction which could be used as a drugs den has been found in woodland inside the Queslett Nature Reserve. The quick actions of local residents and member of the Friends of the Queslett Nature Reserve, have made sure this structure has partly been broken down. Sadly a number of healthy trees were vandalised by those building this structure.
I have informed the Parks department requesting the rest is removed as soon as possible.The whole structure was in an unstable way and could have fallen on a child who may be playing in the reserve. It is thought that this large shed like structure could have been used by youngster to take drugs or drink alcohol unobserved.I would like to thank all those who alerted me to the situation.
Keith Linnecor