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.

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.

What a success - our Autumn Meeting and AGM - woodland wildlife

A bright autumn afternoon welcomed the Society’s 2010 Autumn meeting and AGM to Haileybury College on 30 October. Luckily the Ayckborn Theatre was spacious enough for the gratifyingly high attendance, 110 members and guests, although every available seat and chair was brought into use.


Our Chairman Trevor James welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the speakers.

Flora of Hertfordshire – book launch events and photos

Trevor James at the launch of his book, Flora of Hertfordshire

Congratulations to Trevor James and all those in the Herts Flora Group on the publication of the latest HNHS book – Flora of Hertfordshire.

We hosted two book launch events: over 50 people joined us at Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery on 7 December and 70 people came to the event at the Mansion House (Royal Entomological Society) on 9 December. 

Afternoon of Fish and Flowers

The Autumn meeting held at Haileybury on Saturday 24 October included presentations to the HNHS 1875 Award winners for 2009, June Crew and the late John Fielding.

Enid Evans dies aged 98

Enid Mary Evans MSc, FGS, 1911 - 2009 © Michael Clark

We are sad to learn that Mrs Enid Evans, one of the longest serving members of the Society, died peacefully at a care home on 7 October 2009, aged 98. 

Her funeral will be at 2.00 on Wednesday 28 October at Jordans Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Bucks, HP9 2SN.

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