Make a date with this year's Festival of Wildlife in the lovely surroundings of Panshanger Park on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 July (10am to 4pm).

Organised by the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust, in association with HNHS and Tarmac plc, this free festival celebrates the diversity of wildlife in our county and features walks, talks, family activities and conservation demonstrations.

Food and drink also be on sale. Herts Bird Club members will be staffing a bird viewing and identification point and HNHS has organised a programme of family-friendly talks on topics ranging from Water Voles, eels, bats and birds of prey to wildlife gardening and identifying animal droppings ('Have I got Poos for you!'). HNHS books will be on sale at bargain prices.

Visit the HMWT website for full details.