Wild Plants in Hertfordshire
Work to study and record the wild flora of Hertfordshire is co-ordinated by the Herts Flora Group (HFG). There is no formal membership and we welcome anyone interested in helping to monitor and conserve plants and their habitats in the county. HFG holds field meetings at least monthly during the spring and summer. These are extremely informal, providing great opportunities to develop identification skills and interact with like-minded enthusiasts. Activities are led by Astrid Biddle, Ian Denholm and Alla Mashanova who serve as county plant recorders for both the Herts Natural History Society (HNHS) and the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland (BSBI).
Summaries of HFG activities and important plants discoveries are published in ‘The Hertfordshire Naturalist’. The most recent report published in 2020 and covering the years 2017-2019 is available in pdf format here. Field meetings have been severely disrupted by the COVID crisis but will resume in the summer of 2021. Details of meetings for the remainder of 2021 will be published shortly. If you wish to be added to the email circulation list for HFG news and activities, please contact Ian Denholm.