Recent natural history news for Hertfordshire is published here. If you have a noteworthy story, ideally with a photograph, please contact David Utting to have it added to this webpage.

Nominations for the HNHS 1875 Awards for 2009

You are invited to submit nominations for the 1875 Awards for 2009.

As announced at the AGM, up to two Awards will be given each year to recognise:

  • an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist and/or
  • someone who has made an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire.

The first 1875 Award – Colin Plant honoured

We are proud to announce that the Society’s inaugural 1875 Award has been presented to Colin Plant for his outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire. Colin, who has been our County Recorder for moths for over ten years, is the author of the impressive HNHS book The Moths of Hertfordshire published last July. To buy a copy of Colin's book, see the publications page.

The name of the award commemorates the founding of the Society in 1875. The hunt is now on for nominations for the 2009 awards.

Acknowledgements for photographs

The Hertfordshire Natural History Society would like to thank the following people and organisations for allowing us to use their images, without which the site would be considerably the poorer:

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