This calendar has been compiled by the Hertfordshire Natural History Society (HNHS) on behalf of natural history organisations in Hertfordshire. The type of event is colour coded: Outdoor events, Indoor meetings.

Sat 17 Nov 2018 (10am to 4.30pm)

Bedfordshire NHS: Conference on 'Neglected Insects'

Day conference at the Forest Centre, Millenium Country Park, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire MK43 0PR. 

Entrance: £20 for BNHS & Bird Club members, £25 for non-members.

Fee includes all refreshments and cold buffet lunch. For booking form / tickets visit www.bnhs.co.uk

Topics and speakers include:

Craneflies                                                                                                  John Kramer

Long-legged Flies or “Dollies”   (Dolichopodidae)                                     Martin Drake

Organised by: Other

Sun 18 Nov 2018 (9.30am)

Lee Valley birdwatching

Guided birdwatching in the Lee Valley (via RSPB Rye Meads, finishing at Amwell NR), looking in particular for wintering reed bed and wetland birds such as Bittern and Smew. Own transport. Meet at Fishers Green car park (O/S 166, TL 375 025) at 9.30am. 

Organised by: Other

Tue 20 Nov 2018 (10 or 10.30 (check))

Bryophyte Group

Bryophyte Group meetings start at 10 or 10.30am and run until mid-afternoon. 

Contact Agneta Burton – mas.burton@btinternet.com – for details about location and precise time. Also if you wish to be added to group email list.

Organised by: Other

Wed 28 Nov 2018 (9.45am)

Morning walk from Westfield Road to East Hyde

A half day birdwatching walk led by Ann & Roger Doubleday

Meet at the start point on Westfield Road

Please inform the leaders if you plan to attend (annrogerbw@gmail.com).

Optional £1 donation to the RSPB.

 

 

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Wed 28 Nov 2018 (8pm)

Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture – Beetles and our environment

Trevor James, whose landmark book Beetles of Hertfordshire was published by Hertfordshire Natural History Society in July 2018,  will give this year's Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society

Sun 02 Dec 2018 (8am to 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

 

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds.

Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

Optional donation of £1 to the RSPB

Telephone: 01582 715420

Read more at https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/groups/harpenden/events/#hjb8xrtlYuvxgSqQ.99

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Tue 04 Dec 2018 (10 or 10.30 (check))

Bryophyte Group

Bryophyte Group meetings start at 10 or 10.30am and run until mid-afternoon. 

Contact Agneta Burton – mas.burton@btinternet.com – for further details concerning location and precise time. Also if you wish to be added to group email list.

Organised by: Other

Fri 07 Dec 2018 (7.30pm)

Gulls: what a load of rubbish!

Experienced bird ringer Paul Roper of the North Thames Gull Group talks about gulls as prolific migrants and the fascinating conservation challenges that they face. Venue: 'The Settlement’ Nevells Road, Letchworth SG6 4UB; £3 entry charge for non-members of Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group.

Organised by: Other

Wed 12 Dec 2018

Morning walk at Tyttenhanger Pits

A half day guided walk.

Meet in the fisherman's car park. Access is direct from the south side of the A414 just east of the petrol station. Follow the track past the Lafarge gravel works.

Optional donation of £1 to the RSPB

E-mail contact: annrogerbw@gmail.com

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group