The Hertfordshire Mammal, Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project (Herts MARA) will be running an introductory one-day training course on Saturday 4 March 2017. Held at the University of Hertfordshire's Bayfordbury field station, it covers identification and recording and is perfect for anyone generally interested in natural history who would like to make a more confident and systematic contribution to the survey.
Countywide survey for mammals, amphibians and reptiles 2015-2019
We are inviting everyone with an interest to take part in this countywide survey to collect data to produce a new county atlas.
The last organised county survey was started in 1970 and resulted in the publication of Michael Clark's book, Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles of Hertfordshire, in 2001.
Local wildlife photographer, Alan Reynolds, took this stunning photograph of a Water Vole at Amwell NR on 8 July 2014, he has not seen them there for ten years.
He tells the story of his discovery:-