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.

Sun 19 May 2019 (2pm - 4pm)

Bugs and beetles – and what they feed on

Highfield Park, St Albans

This introductory-level event will begin with a short talk at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk of the park to demonstrate how what has been learned can be put into practice. This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

You will need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre.

Organised by: Other

Wed 22 May 2019 (9.45am)

Wednesday walk: Fishers Green

Meet in Fishers Green car park at end of Stubbins Hall Lane, off B194 Waltham Abbey. Walk leaves at 9.45 and lasts about a leisurely 3 hours. Toilets in car park and parking charges are £2.50 for the day.

S.E. Herts RSPB Group: se_herts_rspb@yahoo.co.uk.

Organised by: RSPB South East Herts Group

Sun 02 Jun 2019 (8am - 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

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

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 £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Sun 16 Jun 2019 (2pm - 4pm)

Getting to know bird calls and birdsong

Highfield Park, St Albans

This introductory-level event will begin with a short talk at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk of the park to demonstrate how what has been learned can be put into practice. This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

You will need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre.

Organised by: Other

Tue 25 Jun 2019 (8pm)

Rye Meads update

Vicky Buckel, Site Manager at local Rye Meads RSPB reserve with the latest news about this delightful, local, wetland reserve.

Venue: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG.

Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start. 

Admission £3.00 RSPB members, £3.50 non-members.  Refreshments available. Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Organised by: RSPB South East Herts Group

Fri 28 Jun 2019 (7pm)

Evening walk near Thundridge

An evening stroll through the countryside in the Thundridge area. Meet in Fanhams Hall Road, Ware at 19.00.  Nearest postcode: G12 7NN.

Organiser​:  Mike Oakland Oakies42@hotmail.com

Organised by: RSPB South East Herts Group

Sun 07 Jul 2019 (8am - 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

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

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 £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

 

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

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

Fri 19 Jul 2019 (9pm - 10.15pm)

Bat Night

Highfield Park, St Albans

The event will begin with a short talk at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided bat walk in the park to put what has been learned into practice. This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

You will need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre.

Organised by: Other