We promote the study and recording of wildlife in Hertfordshire and encourage a wider interest in natural history including the conservation of wildlife, habitats and geological features.
Our members share an interest in nature and observing and studying wildlife. We get real value from your observations by coordinating and compiling everyone’s records to build up a comprehensive picture of the state of wildlife in the county. This helps us understand how it is changing over time in response to the pressures of modern life and climate change.
Clytiomya continua, a rare parasitic fly, was photographed by Simon Knott at Kings Meads on 21 June 2016. Simon says this is only the second record for UK, it has previously been found in an old sand pit in north Essex (Plant & Smith 1997). It is a phasiine parasitoid of Heteroptera, such as the shieldbug Eurydema oleracea (the brassica bug).
Black (melanistic) form of Grey Squirrel photographed by Simon West near Letchworth on 30 November 2016
Photos of Hertfordshire wildlife can be found in the photo galleries here and in the Flora group and Bird Club websites. All the latest natural history news can be found on our news page. The latest and past newsletters can be downloaded here.