The Society's 1875 Awards were instigated in 2008 when Peter was our Chairman and he is a worthy recipient this year.
Peter is always keen to promote the Society, drawing on his experience gained as a sales manager with Trust House Forte. It was under his leadership from 2005-2009, that the society undertook publication of our important series of books, Dragonflies of Hertfordshire and?The Moths of Hertfordshire in 2008, followed by the Flora of Hertfordshire in 2009. He also oversaw the significant investment in our two websites which have brought the Society to a wider public. Together these initiatives helped to revitalise the Society.
Peter, an accomplished ornithologist, started ringing birds whilst still at school and qualified as a bird ringer well over fifty years ago. He is a key member of the Maple Cross and Runnymede Ringing Groups. He leads the bird ringing programme at Hilfield Park Reservoir, where he is the volunteer warden of the HMWT nature reserve, and he is closely involved with the Herts Bird Club Tree Sparrow recovery project at Tyttenhanger. He encourages and trains new ringers, both young and not so young, and leads bird ringing projects in Portugal and Malta. He was Chairman of the Herts Bird Club from 2000-2005.