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.

Fri 01 Feb 2019 (7.30pm)

Birds: their hidden world

Peter Holden MBE​, who was an RSPB staff member for more than 40 years and devised the Big Garden Birdwatch, looks at British birds and their amazing lives ("the sort of information that most ‘bird books’ leave out!")  Venue: 'The Settlement’ Nevells Road, Letchworth SG6 4UB; £3 entry charge for non-members of Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group.

Organised by: Other

Sun 03 Feb 2019 (8am - 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

A guided walk 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

Free but a voluntary donation of £1 to the RSPB would be appreciated.

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Thu 14 Feb 2019 (8pm)

What is the Future for RSPB Reserves?

An illustrated talk by HNHS 1875 Award-winner Graham White from the RSPB. All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4UU

Price: £3

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

 

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Bryophyte Meeting

Please contact Agneta (mas.burton@btinternet.com) for more details, including the location. 

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society

Wed 20 Feb 2019 (10.15am)

Day visit to Tring Reservoirs

A full day birdwatching led by Nick Murray. Please inform the leader in advance if you plan to attend.

Meet at 10.15 am in Startops End car park on B489 (car park charge). We will move on to Wilstone Reservoir (SP904135, HP23 4PA) for lunch and afternoon birdwatching. The visit will end by 4 pm.

Bring suitable clothing and footwear along with lunch.

Contribution to petrol costs if car sharing. A voluntary £1 donation to the RSPB would be appreciated.

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Wed 27 Feb 2019 (9.45am)

Morning walk in the Ver Valley from St. Albans

A morning walk in the Ver Valley from St. Albans led by Ann and Roger Doubleday

Location: Starting point in St Albans, contact the leaders for details.

Car parking fees in St Albans, plus a voluntary £1 donation to the RSPB would be appreciated.

E-mail: annrogerbw@gmail.com

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Fri 01 Mar 2019 (7.30pm)

Saving Nature in a Changing World

 

The speaker is Martin Harper, the RSPB's Conservation Director, who leads the charity’s strategy on conservation research, land management, advice and advocacy. Venue: 'The Settlement’ Nevells Road, Letchworth SG6 4UB; £3 entry charge for non-members of Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group.

Organised by: Other

Sat 02 Mar 2019 (2pm to 5.30pm)

Herts Bird Conference 2019

The annual Herts Bird Club - BTO conference will take place from 2pm to 5.30pm at the offices of Affinity Water, Tamblin Way, Hatfield AL10 9EZ

Programme:

2:00        Welcome – Peter Delaloye, Chairman, Herts Bird Club

               Affinity Water Update on the water situation in Hertfordshire  – Alister Leggatt

2:05        Swifts – Vicky Duxbury

2:25       Whinchats – Martin Ketcher

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society

Sun 03 Mar 2019 (8am - 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor.

No experience of birdwatching necessary.Meet by the bridge across the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' pub, which is at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane. 

Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Tue 12 Mar 2019

Bryophyte Meeting

Please contact Agneta (mas.burton@btinternet.com) for more details, including the location. 

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society