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Friends of Hartlebury Common
 Welcome to the website of Hartlebury Common Local Group
Hartlebury Common is situated on the edge of Stourport on Severn and is owned and managed by Worcestershire County Council. As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. There are many rare plants and animals found on this threatened habitat.
 
The aim of this website is to provide information about Hartlebury Common Local Group and to help all visitors better understand the common and its wide variety of flora and fauna, and therefore enjoy their visits even more.
 
If you would like more information about Hartlebury Common (eg location, car parking, walks etc) go to Worcestershire County Council's website by clicking here

Next meeting - Sunday 24th June

On Sunday 24th June Mike Averill (County Recorder for Dragonflies and HCLG member) will lead the annual HCLG outdoor event, followed by a bring and share picnic.  Meet at Lower Poolands car park at 14:00.  Please let us know if you plan to attend: HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk

If you cannot make the Dragonfly hunt around Hillditch pool then you are still very welcome to attend the picnic at 15:30.

 

We now have a section which gives detailed reports on the talks at our meetings. Click here to see the report of Owen Raybould's talk on “Foraging plants for free food”.

 

If anyone would like to purchase any of Gordon Forrest's books (he gave the talk on "The wildlife of a local farm") they should go to his facebook page

https://www.facebook.com/Gordon-Forrest-1846775765554589/

 

 

For more information see the Meetings page by clicking

here .

Hartlebury Common Facebook Page 

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/

June work parties

On Sunday 3rd June, Mel Roberts will lead the conservation work party - meet at Wilden Top car park at 09:30 am, hot drinks will be provided.  The task will be cutting/ pulling up bracken on level ground and removing self-seeded young birch trees with the tree-popper.  (Should you wish to park at Lower Poolands car park and meet us there on the day that's fine too.) 

For more information contact HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk

 

On Thursday 7th, Saturday 16th and Thursday 21st June David Shepherd, Warden of Hartlebury Common, will be leading conservation work parties, meet at Wilden Top car park at 09:30 am - task to be advised.  Hot drinks will be provided.

For meeting places contact David Shepherd 01905 766155.

See work parties page for dates of work parties up to end June, Click here

 

 

 

 

NEWS - Big Lottery Fund 

  

Hartlebury Common Local Group has received £9,400 funding from the Big Lottery Fund for a project called Hartlebury Common - Heathland For All. The aim of the project is to  promote the conservation and value of this historic public green space.  

For more information contact HartleburyCommonLocalGroup@hotmail.co.uk To read the Press release explaining the project in more detail click here.

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