Membership gives you the opportunity to support Hartlebury Common, which is one of Worcestershire’s most important nature reserves, and to enjoy learning about the species of flora and fauna which make it so special.
As a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) it is one of the few remaining examples of lowland heath in the county. This habitat is a priority for nature conservation because it is rare, threatened and has declined greatly in extent during the last two centuries. In England it is estimated that only one sixth of the heathland present in 1800 remains and it still faces major pressures.
Hartlebury Common is especially noted for its wild flowers such as Devil’s- bit Scabious and Harebell and the many species of moths like Emperor Moth seen every Spring; butterflies like Green Hairstreak; dazzling dragonflies and nationally important bees and wasps that have been recorded. Glorious purple heather dominates the lower terrace and special flowers and plants flourish in the sandy soils.
By joining Hartlebury Common Local Group you can become part of our ongoing work to prevent the decline of this important habitat.
To join please download the PDF using the button below.