Wildlife artist Ernest Leahy (1942-2022)

The HNHS and Herts Bird Club have learned with sorrow of the death of the popular Hertfordshire wildlife artist Ernest Leahy,  aged 79, who was also a keen birder and long-standing member of the society.

Ernie, who was a generous contributor of illustrations to the Herts Bird Report and pictures to raise money at HNHS conferences  was largely self-taught. 

Featured picture is Ernie's painting of Fieldfares feasting on apples, contributed to the Herts Bird Report, 2013

Autumn Meeting learns of action to engage landholders in wildlife conservation

Action to engage farmers, golf clubs and other landholders in wildlife conservation was the featured theme at the HNHS Autumn Meeting and AGM on Saturday 1 October.

More than 40 members attended the Society's first 'face-to-face' conference since Covid restrictions were lifted held at the offices of Affinity Water in Hatfield.

HNHS Autumn Meeting and AGM on Saturday 1 October

HNHS is delighted to announce a return to normal arrangements for this year's Autumn Meeting and AGM, which will be held on Saturday 1 October (2 to 5.15pm) at the offices of Affinity Water, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ.

We hope as many members, friends and visitors will be able to join us for a programme (see below) of entertaining talks, plus the Annual General Meeting, which will take place in public for the first time since 2019.

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