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Michael Clark, the distinguished Hertfordshire natural historian, has chosen 'Life with Badgers' as his title for the 2017 Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture. The lecture is jointly organised by the HNHS and Welwyn Natural History Society and will take place at 8pm on Wednesday 22 November at Welwyn Civic Centre.
Michael is the author of one of the most popular and authoritative guides to badgers in the UK. Visit our meetings page for further information about the lecture.
An estimated 3,000 people came together over the weekend of 29 and 30 July to celebrate the variety of local wildlife. The Festival of Wildlife in Panshanger Park near Hertford was organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Hertfordshire Natural History Society, and hosted by site owners Tarmac.
The family-friendly Festival, which was free, featured guided walks and expert talks as well as a whole host of conservation activities.
The destructive Vine Weevil (Otiorhynchus sulcatus) is about a centimeter long (see picture) and its root-eating grubs are heartily loathed by gardeners, especially strawberry growers.
But the county beetle recorder, Trevor James, would like to hear from HNHS members who have seen it in Hertfordshire and can specify the locality (place name and grid reference to at least 4-figures, please) the year and, if possible, an actual date.
Trevor is close to completing a Hertfordshire beetle atlas – thought to be the first if its kind mapping a county's Coleoptera – which HNHS expects to publish next year.