Celebrating one million moth records in Hertfordshire

One of Hertfordshire?s longest running 'citizen science projects' has generated over one million records of moths in the county.
'Citizen Science' allows anyone with an interest to have direct involvement in serious scientific projects.

?Our one millionth moth was contributed by Graeme Smith, who found a Hazel Blister Moth (Phyllonorycter coryli), hibernating in equipment storage bins at Hayter?s Lawnmowers in Spellbrook, where he runs the paint shop.

Successful Autumn meeting on 19 October

Over eighty members of Hertfordshire Natural History Society and friends gathered for our Autumn Meeting and AGM on Saturday 19th October 2013 at Woolmer Green Hall. 

?Presentation of the HNHS 1875 Awards for 2013 were made to Michael Clark - an outstanding Hertfordshire Naturalist, and ?John Catt - for an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire in his book Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape.

HNHS Annual General Meeting: the Society's AGM was held just after the tea break from 4.00 - 4.15, before the final talk.?

Beane and Mimram Rivers Partnership website launched

Large Red Damselfly ? A Reynolds

Those of you who attended the HNHS Autumn meeting heard Charlie (Charlotte) Bell from HMWT talk about the Living Rivers Project. Now an impressive new website has been launched to explain the new catchment management plans for two of our precious Hertfordshire chalk streams. The plan is lead by Charlie and Tim Hill of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust on behalf of other partners.

Follow this link to visit the website and learn more about the aims and objectives and how you can get involved.

Our Green Sandpipers on prime time TV as Countryfile comes from Lemsford Springs NR

This Sunday, 13 January, at 7.00pm, the BBC 1 programme ?Countryfile? will feature Lemsford Springs Nature Reserve.

Countryfile presenter, Julia Bradbury, visited the reserve in December to film the programme and - to quote from Radio Times - 'finds out how a super food is providing the perfect habitat for shrimp and glimpses one of our rarest birds feasting on them.'