We have made a fantastic start to 2023, with the discovery of several previously unknown erratics in the area around Tardebigge near Bromsgrove. Thanks to eagle-eyed volunteer Verity, and following a site visit we now think we can include these in one of our trail guides, putting them firmly on the erratic boulder map!
Our volunteers are already busy bringing together the next of our Birmingham Boulder trail leaflets. We will be producing four this year, so lots of new boulders and locations will be included. The first draft of Trail 4, is already complete and walking tests are being carried out. If you would like to help with the trail testing then please do get in touch. (email@example.com).
I am thrilled to say that several of our volunteers attended a Basic Life Support first aid training and all of them completed it successfully. Well done to everyone!
We had a very informative session at our EHT offices in Worcester on “Accessible Communication”. This session helped provide lots of examples of different ways we can enhance our communication to help share our wonderful geological heritage with as many people as possible. Using the information we gained during this session we have already put together an easy-read version of our project leaflet. We will shortly be doing an “Accessible Environments” training session and after this we will be creating a new accessible leaflet, which we hope will enable many more people to discover Birmingham’s Erratic Boulders.
For the next two months the Erratic Boulders team will be joined by student Eve Norris, who is completing a Student Placement as part of her MSci Geology with the University of Birmingham. Eve has lots of experience working with different groups and we look forward to having her on our team.
Beth Andrews and Zoe Jackson
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