Next meeting - Monday 3rd December
Monday 3rd December at 8.00pm, HCLG AGM followed by Charlie Bell from Bishop's Wood, Field Studies Council Centre who will speak on 'The BioLinks Project: supporting invertebrate identification and recording in the West Midlands' at Stourport Sports' Club, cost £3-00.
For more information email: HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk
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December work parties
On Sunday 2nd December Mel Mallen will lead a conservation work party on Hartlebury Common - meet at 09:30 am promptly please, at the Bog car park - opposite Cook's Nursery. The task is to continue coppicing and stacking trees that have overgrown within Rush Pool, contributing to it drying up this Summer; they will be treated to inhibit regrowth.
On Thursday 6th, Saturday 15th and Thursday 20th December David Shepherd, WWC Countryside Officer for Hartlebury Common, will lead conservation work parties at 09:30am; hot drinks will be provided. Again meet at the Bog car park to continue the work in and around Rush Pool.For more information contact David Shepherd 01905 766155.
See work parties page for dates of work parties up to end December,
New Leaflet on Hartlebury Common
Hartlebury Common Local Group have just produced a fold-out guide to the Natural History of Hartlebury Common. This new publication was put together by members of HCLG and a number of county recorders. The purpose of the leaflet is to provide a brief history of the common, how it's rare habitat was formed, and to describe and illustrate some of the wildlife that can be found there. This free guide was funded by the Big Lottery Fund and Tesco Bags of Help. Copies are available from Hartlebury Common Local Group (email HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk), or Stourport Library, Bewdley Library, Kiddermisnter Library and Hartlebury County Museum.
We have a public Facebook Group that is available to all members and suporters to tell us what they have seen on the Common, hopefully with photos and videos. To access the group just go to Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/138575179547215/