Hartlebury Common from near car park on A4025

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Hartlebury Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, being an area of lowland heath and covers an area of 90 hectares. It is especially noted for its wild plants and over 100 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded. Heather dominates the the lower terrace and specialist flowers flourish, such as Shepherds Cress, Sheeps Sorrel, Heath Bedstraw and delicate Lilac Harebell in late summer. Birds include the delightful Whinchat and Stonechat, as well as a variety of woodland birds in the mature Oak woods

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pedrocut on March 4, 2009

Hartlebury Common is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, being an area of lowland heath and covers an area of 90 hectares. It is especially noted for its wild plants and over 100 species of moths and butterflies have been recorded. Heather dominates the the lower terrace and specialist flowers flourish, such as Shepherds Cress, Sheeps Sorrel, Heath Bedstraw and delicate Lilac Harebell in late summer. Birds include the delightful Whinchat and Stonechat, as well as a variety of woodland birds in the mature Oak woods.

Ian Stehbens on March 4, 2009

Thanks for keeping me informed on this, Peter. And I noted elsewhere that you directed another contact to my Irish stonechat.

Cheers,

Ian

pedrocut on April 15, 2009

The paths on this lower part of Hartlebury Common often expose the Quaternary wind blown sands, very ‘soft’ sand. This is sand with well rounded and polished grains in contrast to the ‘sharp’ of rivers or sea shore of the upper part, where the grains are more chipped and angular.

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  • Uploaded on March 4, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/04/27 10:34:41
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    • F/Stop: f/7.100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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