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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