• Box Colour
  • Adonis blue

    Adonis blue

  • Emperor dragonfly

    Emperor dragonfly

  • Lilly of the Valley

    Lilly of the Valley

  • Grey seal

    Grey seal

  • Rainbow parakeet

    Rainbow parakeet

  • Saltmarsh surey - skinflats

    Saltmarsh survey - Skinflats

  • Grey-cushioned grimmia

    Grey-cushioned grimmia

  • Goatsbeard


  • Colour
  • Meadow thistle

    Meadow thistle

  • Mountain pansy

    Mountain pansy

  • Surveying on Greenham Common

    Surveying on Greenham Common

  • Striped shieldbug

    Striped shieldbug

  • Puffin


  • Colour
  • Red kite

    Red kite

  • Monkey orchid

    Monkey orchid

  • Shining hookeria

    Shining hookeria

  • Tay survey

    Saltmarsh survey - Tay Estuary

  • Verdigris fungus

    Verdigris fungus



Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country

The first flora of Birmingham and the Black Country
About the book

This first Flora of Birmingham and the Black Country tells a positive story about the unsung beauty and vitality hidden in our urban landscape. Fully illustrated, 496 pp., it has been written by an extensive local team led by local experts. It is designed to be accessible to everybody, providing botanical walks in addition to full descriptions of all the best plants and botanical places of Birmingham, Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton. It describes the ecology and distribution of over 1,800 flowering plants, conifers and ferns based on records from every one of the 715 one-kilometre squares which make up this area. It also provides annotated checklists of our Fungi, Lichens, Mosses and Liverworts. The history, physical background and habitats of the conurbation are described and the botanical data is analysed to shed new light on the conservation and improvement of nature.

Book details
ISBN: 9781874357551
Size: 285 x 215 mm
Pages: 496pp
Illustrations: 412 colour photos, 971 maps, 11 figures, 42 other illustrations