30 Mar 2010

Tolkien's Favourite Nature Reserve To Be Restored In Birmingham

A beautiful natural Reserve called Moseley Bog which inspired Tolkien to create the Old Forest in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings is to be restored thanks to a £376,500 lottery grant BBC News is reporting. Moseley Bog is owned by Birmingham City Council and managed by the Friends of Moseley Bog and a wildlife trust and the grant will allow them to restore the hedgerows and meadows as well as improving the pathways and build an outdoor theatre. This is great news as Moseley Bog is truly a special place and one that deserves to be kept and preserved as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation but also in memory of J.R.R. Tolkien who did spend time there and was inspired by the its natural beauty.

(source : BBC News)