Moseley Bog is a Local Nature Reserve, and area of ancient woodland close to Sarehole Mill. Under threat some years ago, it was saved by the efforts of local residents who set up this group and who have worked tirelessly in conjunction with volunteers and the Rangers to maintain and look after this area of outstanding beauty and interest. Joys Wood within its borders was created to commemorate the work of Joy Fifer whose work to retain this area was unstinting.The Wildlife Trust have commenced a package of care awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund amounting to £376,500. The funding is being used to restore aspects of the site and improve public access. Board walks have been created together with a slope to enable wheelchair access and a viewing platform overlooking the older (and wetter) part of Moseley Bog. The Moseley Bog Conservation Group have Sunday monthly work days within the site, clearing the streams and pond and coppicing, dead hedging, and hedge laying and there are also Tuesday weekday workdays (see above for dates).
The composition of the mound is exposed in the stream banks as a layer of heat-
A second burnt mound is located about 11m east of the first and is visible as a layer of heat-
(Information by Mike Hodder, Planning Archaeologist, Birmingham City Council)