HNHS members are warmly invited to join us for the Society’s Annual General Meeting. The continuing Covid-19 emergency means this will take place ‘online’ at 11am on Saturday 28 November.
The business meeting will be followed by this year's 1875 Awards ceremony and a presentation by Tom Day and Ian Carle of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on the Hertfordshire’s State of Nature 2020 report that was published this summer.
We are very sorry to report the death this week of Brian Sawford, former keeper of the natural history collections at North Hertfordshire Museum and author of The Butterflies of Hertfordshire (1987) and Wildflower Habitats of Hertfordshire (1990)
We regret that two HNHS events schedule for November – the 2020 Autumn Meeting and the Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture – have both been cancelled because of the continuing Covid-19 emergency,
With great sadness we report that Trevor James, Hertfordshire's long-time recorder for flora and beetles and an outstanding all-round naturalist, died peacefully in the Garden House Hospice, Letchworth on Friday 5 June.
Trevor made a remarkable contribution to the study, understanding and recording of wildlife in the county where he lived for most of his life. He actively promoted 'citizen science' through his own volunteering and the generous practical help and encouragement he offered so that less experienced enthusiasts could develop their skills.
We are sorry to report that the 2020 Festival of Wildlife, due to take place on 25 and 26 July at Panshanger Park, has been cancelled as a consequence of the continuing Covid-19 emergency.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust and Tarmac plc, who organise the annual festival in association with HNHS, have decided that a mass-participation event would not be appropriate at the end of July even if the current lockdown has been partially or wholly lifted by then.