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.

Our Green Sandpipers on prime time TV as Countryfile comes from Lemsford Springs NR

This Sunday, 13 January, at 7.00pm, the BBC 1 programme ‘Countryfile’ will feature Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve.

Countryfile presenter, Julia Bradbury, visited the reserve in December to film the programme and - to quote from Radio Times - 'finds out how a super food is providing the perfect habitat for shrimp and glimpses one of our rarest birds feasting on them.'

2012 HNHS Autumn Conference report

Almost 100 HNHS members and guests gathered at Woolmer Green Hall on Saturday 17 November for a fascinating series of talks and a chance to meet fellow wildlife enthusiasts at our annual conference and AGM. Photograph, left-right, Dave Willis, Ronni Edmonds-Brown (chair), Richard Ball, Charlie Bell & Adam Ellis.

Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape now published

Almost 100 people gathered at Verulamium Museum on 14 December to celebrate the publication by Hertfordshire Natural History Society with Hertfordshire Geological Society of this major new book by John Catt on the county's earth heritage.