The Herts Invertebrate Project is an initiative to promote the recording of invertebrates in Herts through the organisation of a calendar of site surveys. It was founded in 2015 with two main objectives: increasing the number of invertebrate records being made at a variety of key sites across the county, especially for under-recorded species groups; and offering an environment in which newcomers to recording can develop their confidence and skills and, thus, ultimately helping to increase the number of people with the interest and ability to contribute to biological recording.
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Invertebrate recording at Oughtonhead Common
Sat 20 May 2017
Invertebrate recording at Balls Wood and Hertford Heath
Sat 06 May 2017
Invertebrate recording at Bovingdon Brickworks (Box Moor Trust)
Sat 24 Sep 2016
In the tenth and final meeting of the year, the Herts Invertebrate Project visited the Box Moor Trust's site at Bovingdon Brickworks. David Kirk, Chair of the Trust, kindly led us round the site.
Among the species found on the day was the Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus), pictured to the left.
Invertebrate recording at Amwell Nature Reserve
Sat 27 Aug 2016
The group returned to Amwell Nature Reserve, after visiting it during its first year in 2015.
Pictured to the left is the deer fly Chrysops relictus, one of the more eye-catching species recorded on the day.