HNHS members and non-members are warmly invited to join us from 2 to 5.30pm on Saturday 7 October for the Autumn Meeting and AGM. We are once more grateful to Affinity Water for agreeing to host the meeting at their offices in Tamblin Way Hatfield AL10 9EZ

This year's programme of wildlife talks includes news of the positive part that anglers are playing in nature conservation in the Colne Valley and a landscape-scale assessment of Water Voles along the River Lea. A popular community approach to conservation being applied in St Albans will be described by its founder.

Please note that AGM papers, including proposed constitutional amendments, were emailed to members on Tuesday 12 September (or posted to those not on email). There will be a £5 entry charge for the whole meeting, but no charge for members attending the AGM only. 

Programme:

2pm: Welcome – Peter Tallantire, HNHS Chair.

2.05pm: The water situation in Hertfordshire – Alister Leggatt, Affinity Water

2.10pm: St Albans Wilderhood Watch – a community approach to conserving nature – Nadia Bishara, Wilderhood Watch founder

2.40pm: Angling and nature conservation in the Colne Valley – Tony Booker, Chair of the Colne Valley Fisheries Consultative and Anthony Johns, Sabeys Pool Fisheries Manager

3.20pm: Update on the Hertfordshire Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles Atlas – Chantal Helm

3.30pm: The 2023 HNHS Awards

3.45pm: Refreshments break.  An opportunity to visit displays and the HNHS bookstall. Herts County Wildlife Recorders will be available to answer questions about recording and monitoring in the county.

4.20pm: HNHS Annual General Meeting

4.40pm: Water Voles in the Lea Valley, a landscape scale assessment – Martin Ketcher

5.20: Summing up and raffle draw.

5.30: Close