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.

Wed 19 Dec 2018 (10am)

Pre-Christmas walk between Batford Springs and Leasey Bridge

A walk along the Lea Valley from Batford Springs to Leasey Bridge and return. Followed by an optional lunch at a local pub.

Harpenden, meet by the bridge across the River Lea at Batford Springs .

Please tell Geoff Horn in advance if you wish to join the lunch (geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk).

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Fri 04 Jan 2019 (7.30pm)

Hen Harriers: 'the Inglorious 12th'

Writer and former RSPB Conservation Director Dr Mark Avery will talk about his campaign to ban driven grouse shooting and associated raptor persecution, as well as the adverse ecological and economic effects it brings to the countryside. Venue: 'The Settlement’ Nevells Road, Letchworth SG6 4UB; £3 entry charge for non-members of Hitchin & Letchworth RSPB Group.

Organised by: Other

Sun 06 Jan 2019 (8am to 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', which is at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane

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

E-mail contact: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

 

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Thu 10 Jan 2019 (8pm)

Giving Nature a Home

 

An illustrated talk by Peter Holden MBE, covering how important urban gardens are for wildlife.

All Saints Church Hall, Station Road, Harpenden, AL5 4UU 

Price: £3

E-mail: geoffrhorn@yahoo.co.uk

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

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

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 13 Jul 2019 (Daytime)

The John Catt Symposium on Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape

Hertfordshire Geological Society in partnership with Hertfordshire Natural History Society is organising a symposium commemorating the work of Prof. John Catt, the contributing editor of Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape, who died in December 2017. The full-day conference will take place at the University of Hertfordshire's field station at Bayfordbury near Hertford.

Further information, including booking arrangements, will be posted here when available.

The presentations will include: 

Dr. Andy Farrant (BGS) – Hertfordshire Chalk

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society