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.
Summer has brought sightings in the county of unusual and beautiful dragonflies.
A Norfolk Hawker, a red databook species protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act, was found in June at the Amwell nature reserve.
Norfolk Hawker (© Simon West)
The Red-veined Darter, seen at Tyttenhanger gravel pits, is a migrant species more often recorded in the south-west.
Red-veined Darter (© Simon West)
Photographs of Hertfordshire wildlife can be emailed (in jpg format) to email@example.com. The pictures we receive are published in the HNHS photo galleries here, while others can be found in the Flora group and Bird Club websites. Note that we are currently seeking a volunteer willing to spend a few hours each month keeping the HNHS website photo galleries up to date. Contact if you might be interested.