Important Notice:
The Hartlebury Common Local Group is cancelling all it’s indoor meetings and outdoor events during the months of April, May and June 2020.
With the growing concerns regarding Coronavirus and the government’s latest guidance on Social Distancing we feel that it is right to suspend our programme at the present time.
Future indoor meetings and outdoor events will be assessed prior to each as the situation develops. We are hoping to reschedule these events later in the year or in 2021 when this national medical emergency is hopefully over.

2020 Programme of Events

Monday 10th February 2020

Charlie Bell (FSC Biolinks)  “A Look at Earthworms plus an FSC Biolinks Project Update”

Monday 9th March 2020

Andy Harris & Charlie Bird (Worcestershire Wildlife Trust)  “Dropping Well Farm Heathland Restoration Project”

Monday 6th April 2020 (Cancelled)

Mike Southall  “The Butterflies & Moths of Bolivia”

Sunday 26th April 2020  –   Outdoor Event (Cancelled)

Jason Kernohan & Mike Williams “Emperor Moth Hunt on Hartlebury Common”.   Meet at 2pm at Wilden Top car park

Monday 4th May 2020 (Cancelled)

Peta Sams “Our Not So Common Swifts Peta Sams”

Thursday 11th June 2020 –   Outdoor Event (Cancelled)

The Wyre Forest District Council Rangers Service will lead the group on a “guided walk around the recently created acid grassland reserve of Burlish Meadows” near Stourport-on-Severn. Meet at 6pm at the Burlish Top car park on the Kingsway.

Saturday 25th July 2020 –   Outdoor Event

Kevin McGee “A Guided Walk looking at the Bees & Wasps of Hartlebury Common”.  To be followed by our annual bring and share picnic.  Meet at 2pm at Wilden Top Car Park for the guided walk.

Monday 7th September 2020

Phillip Playford “Reptiles of Shropshire & Staffordshire”

Monday 12th October 2020

Adam Wright “The Urban Nature Reserves around the Wyre District (the small things do matter)”

Monday 9th November 2020

Kevin McGhee “Bees & Wasps”

Monday 7th December 2020

AGM followed by Tony Simpson “The Moths of Worcestershire”

We hold both indoor and outdoor meetings. Our indoor meetings are held at Stourport Sports’ Club, Kingsway, Stourport, DY13 8BQ, which is opposite Stourport High School and has good parking facilities. Indoor meetings start at 8pm and cost £3.00. For outdoor meeting/event times and locations see below.

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2019 Programme of Events

Monday 11th February 2019

John Bingham “Historical Ecology of the Wyre Forest”

Monday 11th March 2019

Gordon Forrest “The Nature of Randan Meadow, Chaddesley Wood, WWT Nature Reserve”

Monday 8th April 2019

Kate Quinton & Sally Pendergast “Conservation at Ruskin Land”

Saturday 4th May 2019 (Outdoor Event)

Jason Kernohan “Dawn Chorus walk on Hartlebury Common”.  Participants are asked to meet at 5:15 AM at the Wilden Top car park with the walk starting at 5:30 AM prompt.

Monday 13th May 2019

Tom Woodall “Developing the wildlife meadow at Ashwood Nurseries”

Sunday 19th May 2019 (Outdoor Event)

Mike Lomax, Jason Kernohan & Mike Williams “Green Hairstreak butterfly hunt on Hartlebury Common” Meet at 1400 Wilden Top car park.

Sunday 9th June 2019 (Outdoor Event)

Mike Averill (County Recorder for Dragonflies) “Pond dipping and bug hunt on Hartlebury Common”. Followed by bring and share picnic. Meet at Lower Poolands car park. Will commence at 14.00 prompt

Saturday 29th June 2019 (Outdoor Event)

Hartlebury Common BioBlitz in association with the FSC Biolinks. It’s a free event taking place between 9 AM and 5 PM and all are welcome.  Activities include: Pond Dipping, Moth Trapping, Butterfly Walk, Dragonfly Hunt, Dung Beetle Safari, Children’s activities and much more. For further information visit:

Monday 9th September 2019

John Robinson “Owls”

Monday 14th October 2019

Jason Kernohan “The Wildlife of Hartlebury Common”


Monday 11th November 2019

Mike Lomax “Butterflies on Hartlebury Common”

Monday 9th December 2019

AGM followed by Roger Umpelby  “Bredon Hill through a year, a nature lover’s view”