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.

Downy Emeralds at Tyttenhanger GPs

On 6th June Steve Murray had some brief sightings of one, perhaps two, emerald dragonflies at the scrape at Tyttenhanger gravel pits but was unable to confirm the species. Today (7th June 2016) he was able to obtain better views and confirm that at least two male Downy Emeralds were present.

New Secretary and Membership Secretary for HNHS

David Utting

We are pleased to announce that, as from 17 May 2016, David Utting is the new Secretary to Hertfordshire Natural History Society, Virginia Kennard is the new Membership Secretary and Joe Gray is the new Editor of the Hertfordshire Naturalist. Full details below.

What's new and can you help?

New volunteers to help run the Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Herts Bird Club.

After over 40 years living in Hertfordshire Ken and Linda Smith will be moving back to Sussex later this year. So we are looking for several new volunteers to take over from them.

This is a great opportunity for you to have something interesting and worthwhile to do in your spare time and fulfill a vital role in keeping up the good work for natural history in our county.

Heartwood Environmental Monitoring Group wins special Woodland Trust Chairman's award

The Heartwood Environmental Monitoring Volunteer Group has been honoured with a special Award by the Chairman of the Woodland Trust, Nicola Nicholls. On 12 December Nicola (7th from left) joined members of the group at Heartwood to unveil a plaque dedicating part of the newly planted woodland to the Monitoring group.

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