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.

Beane and Mimram Rivers Partnership website launched

Large Red Damselfly © A Reynolds

Those of you who attended the HNHS Autumn meeting heard Charlie (Charlotte) Bell from HMWT talk about the Living Rivers Project. Now an impressive new website has been launched to explain the new catchment management plans for two of our precious Hertfordshire chalk streams. The plan is lead by Charlie and Tim Hill of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on behalf of other partners.

Follow this link to visit the website and learn more about the aims and objectives and how you can get involved.

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.