Hi everyone, back in August and September last year I shared a little bit about my experiences of exploring nature and photographing butterflies and birds in My Big Brum BioBlitz and My Big Brum BioBlitz Take Two blog posts.
I was so very excited to return to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery (BMAG) as a visitor when it reopened in October for a month, the visit confirmed for me that my favourite space is most definitely still the 17th Art Gallery.
While our museums and heritage sites remain close during the national lockdown, we have bought our museum activities to your home this February half term.
We have had a great term setting up our virtual streaming service to schools as we all find a way to adjust in this very strange year.
A small but significant memory from my teen years is a conversation I had with my Mother about her citizenship.
On 21st May, we launched our Life on Lockdown project to capture what it’s been like living and working in Birmingham during lockdown.
Launched on the 26th May, the Big Brum BioBlitz was all about encouraging families, young people and adults to explore their natural environment and carry out their very own BioBlitz! As we were spending more time in our homes, nature was taking over our city, giving us chance to get involved in environmental science and record what was happening – and the people of Birmingham didn’t need much persuading! Our iNaturalist project page saw 620 new species identified during the BioBlitz! .