An exciting report from west Hertfordshire suggests that Scarce Chasers (Libellula fulva) may have established a colony in the county.
On 6th June Steve Murray had some brief sightings of one, perhaps two, emerald dragonflies at the scrape at Tyttenhanger gravel pits but was unable to confirm the species. Today (7th June 2016) he was able to obtain better views and confirm that at least two male Downy Emeralds were present.
We are pleased to announce that, as from 17 May 2016, David Utting is the new Secretary to Hertfordshire Natural History Society, Virginia Kennard is the new Membership Secretary and Joe Gray is the new Editor of the Hertfordshire Naturalist. Full details below.
New volunteers to help run the Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Herts Bird Club.
After over 40 years living in Hertfordshire Ken and Linda Smith will be moving back to Sussex later this year. So we are looking for several new volunteers to take over from them.
This is a great opportunity for you to have something interesting and worthwhile to do in your spare time and fulfill a vital role in keeping up the good work for natural history in our county.
The Heartwood Environmental Monitoring Volunteer Group has been honoured with a special Award by the Chairman of the Woodland Trust, Nicola Nicholls. On 12 December Nicola (7th from left) joined members of the group at Heartwood to unveil a plaque dedicating part of the newly planted woodland to the Monitoring group.