An exhibition of wildlife photographs commemorating the distinguished naturalist Brian Sawford has opened at the North Hertfordshire Museum in Hitchin.

Brian, who was curator of the natural history collections at the Letchworth and North Herts museums for more than 30 years, died in November 2020. A past President of the HNHS, he was author of Wildlife of the Letchworth Area (1982),  The Butterflies of Hertfordshire (1987) Wildflower Habitats of Hertfordshire (1990).

He was also an enthusiastic and skilled photographer. The exhibition, which continues until January 2 next year, includes pictures of the  'Black' squirrels and Pasque Flowers famously found in North Herts and other striking images of birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, dragonflies and, of course, butterflies.

Photo shows Brian's wife, Terri, at the exhibition preview