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July Outdoor Event Cancelled

In the light of the current situation the group’s July outdoor meeting, an expert led guided walk with Kevin McGee looking at the Bees and wasps of Hartlebury Common, on 25th July has now been cancelled.  This was to be followed by our annual bring and share picnic. Kevin is more than happy to re-arrange […]

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The latest news from Hartlebury Common Local Group

A butterfly expedition to Bolivia by some of our group members last autumn sounded exciting and exotic. I was quite eager to learn of its success – especially as, after they had arrived, the television news showed widespread political protests in Bolivia’s major cities. The country’s President Morales needed to seek refuge in Mexico! This […]

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April, May & June Indoor Meetings and Outdoor Events Cancelled

I am sorry to inform you all that 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 […]

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Indoor Meeting Cancelled

We are sorry to inform you all that the Hartlebury Common Local Group is cancelling it’s next indoor meeting at Stourport Sports Club on Monday 6th April 2020. With the growing concerns regarding Coronavirus and the government’s latest guidance suggesting that all social gatherings in enclosed spaces (eg. pubs, restaurants, clubs etc) be avoided we […]

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Sunday Work Party

If you are free this Sunday (1st March 2020) why not come to Hartlebury Common Local Group’s second Sunday conservation work party this year.   You will be helping keep Hartlebury Common the beautiful and important lowland heath we all love. Meet 10.00am at Wilden Top car park.    All tools provided, and tea/coffee and […]

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Monday 9th March: Indoor Meeting

The next indoor meeting of the group is on Monday 9th March when Andy Harris and Charlie Bird of the Worcestershire Wildlife Trust will give us a talk about the Dropping Well Farm Heathland Restoration Project. This ambitious project by the Trust on their recently purchased farmland between Burlish Top and Devils’ Spittleful/Rifle Range aims […]

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Monday 10th February: Indoor Meeting

Monday 10th February sees the beginning of the Hartlebury Common Local Group’s 2020 programme of talks. Joining us for this event is Charlie Bell of the FSC Biolinks Project who will be giving us a glimpse into the world of the often overlooked but ecologically important creatures Earthworms. Our indoor meetings are held at Stourport […]

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Monday 27th January 2020: Lower Heath Litter Pick

There will be a litter pick on the Lower Heath area of Hartlebury Common on Monday 27th January at 10.30am.  Meet in Sandy Lane, parking at Brian Norton Autos. We will be continuing with clearing the fly tipped areas of Lower Heath alongside the Pickup Artists and Worcestershire County Council.   All are welcome so […]

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January Work Parties

The dates of the WCC led conservation voluntary work parties at Hartlebury Common for January 2020 are:   Thursday 16th January, Saturday 18th January and Thursday 30th January. Start time is 9.30, usually meet at Wilden Top car park, unless otherwise stated.  Hot and cold drinks are provided. If you would like to volunteer and […]

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Upcoming Work Parties

The remaining conservation voluntary work parties at Hartlebury Common for 2019 are on Thursday 5th December, Thursday 19th December and Saturday 21st December.  Start time is 9.30, usually at Wilden Top car park, unless otherwise stated.  Hot and cold drinks, and biscuits, are provided. If you would like to volunteer and need more information (date, […]

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Monday 9th December: AGM & Indoor Meeting

The next indoor meeting of the Hartlebury Common Local Group is on Monday 9th December (at 8 PM) when Roger Umpelby will be giving a talk on “Bredon Hill through the year, a nature lover’s view”. All are welcome to attend this talk.   Prior to the Indoor Meeting there will be the group’s AGM […]

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Litter Pick on Lower Heath

There will be a litter pick on Lower Heath on Monday 25th November at 10.30am. Meet in Sandy Lane, parking at Brian Norton Autos. We will be continuing with clearing the fly tipped areas of Lower Heath with the Pickup Artists and Worcestershire County Council. Please come along and help.

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Work Party Location Change – Thursday 7th November 2019

Owing to the amount of rain over the last few weeks Rush Pool is too wet to work in/around safely at the moment.   For Thursday 7th November could volunteers please meet at the Kyle Milne Way entrance to the Common for a job in that area. Locations for tasks beyond this date are not […]

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Monday 11th November 2019: The Butterflies of Hartlebury Common

The next indoor meeting of the Hartlebury Common Local Group is on Monday 11th November when Mike Lomax will give a talk on the Butterflies of Hartlebury Common. Mike is one of two individuals that undertake the butterfly transect on the Common and has built up a wealth of information about the site’s butterflies over […]

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Hartlebury Common 2019 Bioblitz: Species List

The FSC Biolinks project have now released the species lists for the June 2019 Bioblitz and associated Moth Night.   In total 370 different species were recorded with 142 of which being moths.  Bugs, beetles and bees/wasps were also well recorded. The full list of species recorded during this event is now available in the […]

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Upcoming Conservation Voluntary Work

The dates for the Worcestershire County Council led Conservation Voluntary Work Parties on Hartlebury Common for the remainder of 2019 are as follows: Thursday 10th October, Saturday 19th October, Thursday 24th October, Thursday 7th November, Saturday 16th November, Thursday 21st November, Thursday 5th December, Thursday 19th December, Saturday 21st December. Hot and Cold drinks and […]

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Monday 14th October 2019: Indoor Meeting

Sadly, Peta Sams has had to withdraw from giving the group a talk about Swifts on Monday 14th October.  No need to worry though as she is rescheduling for the Spring 2020 programme of talks. This will also tie in very nicely with the Swifts return to the UK to breed. In the meantime Jason […]

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Monday 30th September 2019: Litter Pick

On Monday 30th September between 11:00 am  to 1:00 pm the Hartlebury Common Local Group will be litter picking on Lower Heath in support of an event organised by The Pickup Artist and WCC.   Those interested are asked to meet in Sandy Lane just before 11 am.

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Monday 9th September 2019: Owls with John Robinson

Monday 9th September sees the return of our 2019 indoor meetings with a really interesting season of talks.  First talk on the calendar is on Owls with John Robinson. Some of you may know John as he was formerly the Nature Reserve Warden for the Wyre Forest and he is a wildlife photographer with over […]

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Conservation Work Party Sunday 4th August CANCELLED

Unfortunately the conservation work party on Sunday’ 4th August has been cancelled. Thursday and Saturday work parties will continue as advertised. See the Work Party page on our website for more information https://www.hartleburycommon.org.uk/about-us/work-parties/. or email info@hartleburycommon.org.uk.

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Litter Pick 2nd September

On Monday 2nd September 11.00 to 1.00 Hartlebury Common Local Group will be litter picking on Lower Heath in support of an event organised by The Pickup Artist and WCC.  Meet in Sandy Lane.

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BioBlitz 2019 Gallery

A gallery of photos from the 2019 Hartlebury Common BioBlitz and Moth Night (28th & 29th June) is now online.  Click on the Read More button and then you can access the following link: BioBlitz Gallery 2019    

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Next work parties

The next conservation work parties are on Thursday 18th July and Saturday 20th July. Meet at 9.30 at Wilden Top car park. For more information contact David Shepard on 01905 766155. Tea and biscuits provided.

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Read about our successful Hartlebury Common BioBlitz

Last weekend’s BioBlitz on Hartlebury Common was a great success.  Organised by the FSCBiolinks project with assistance from the Hartlebury Common Local Group the event saw a Moth trapping event on the Friday evening followed by a program of guided activities and walks on the Saturday.  The weather was good and many species were recorded […]

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A New Leaflet on Hartlebury Common

The Hartlebury Common Local Group recently published a brand new leaflet about Hartlebury Common and its flora and fauna.  A printed version of this leaflet is available from HCLG events and an electronic version is available to download from the following link: Hartlebury Common Wildlife Leaflet

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Hartlebury Common BioBlitz

A public BioBlitz on this fantastic site, it’s free to attend and everyone is welcome! Join us on the 29th of June as we attempt to find and record as many different species of plants and animals as we can! Whether you’re a keen wildlife recorder or a complete beginner with a general interest in […]

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Pond Dipping and Bug Hunt

This Sunday (9th June) the Hartlebury Common Local Group is holding a pond dipping and bug hunt event at Hillditch Pool. The event is being led by Mike Averill who is the Worcestershire County Recorder for Dragonflies and weather permitting it should be a great opportunity to see some fascinating species of dragonfly, damselfly and […]

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Green Hairstreak Hunt

On Sunday 19th May Mike Lomax and Jason Kernohan will lead a walk on Hartlebury Common to look for Green Hairstreak and some of the other rare butterflies and moths that can be found on the common. Meet at Wilden Top car park at 1.45 for a 2.00 pm start.

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