Brett Westwood, naturalist and BBC wildlife broadcaster, spoke about the unique sandy habitat which supports regionally rare species on The Common.

Solitary, non-swarming, bees are a particular feature and new species, even, sometimes appear: possibly due to climate- change spread.

Thought-provoking discussion then included both the benefits to wildlife and the toxicity problems of ragwort plants.

On Monday October 5, author Roger Maskew will give a fully illustrated talk on ‘The making of The Flora of Worcestershire’ at Stourport Sports Club, Kingsway (DY13 8BQ - opposite Stourport High School) at 8pm; cost £3.

All are welcome.

Go to or phone Dr Joy M Rooney on 01299 877275 for further information.