History of Hertfordshire Natural History

Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Field Club was founded in 1875 as the 'Watford Natural History Society and Hertfordshire Field Club'. From that date to the present, there has been a continuous pursuit of natural history study across the County.

Herts Bird Club/BTO Conference

Saturday 28th March 2009, 2.00pm ? 5.30pm

Rothamsted Research, West Common, Harpenden, Herts

Birds in Towns and Cities
An afternoon meeting, with five illustrated talks highlighting how birds and birders are adapting to our increasingly urban environment;
Speakers include David Lindo ? the Urban Birder

Nominations for the HNHS 1875 Awards for 2009

You are invited to submit nominations for the 1875 Awards for 2009.

As announced at the AGM, up to two Awards will be given each year to recognise:

  • an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist and/or
  • someone who has made an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire.

The first 1875 Award ? Colin Plant honoured

We are proud to announce that the Society?s inaugural 1875 Award has been presented to Colin Plant for his outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire. Colin, who has been our County Recorder for moths for over ten years, is the author of the impressive HNHS book The Moths of Hertfordshire published last July. To buy a copy of Colin's book, see the publications page.

The name of the award commemorates the founding of the Society in 1875. The hunt is now on for nominations for the 2009 awards.

Acknowledgements for photographs

The Hertfordshire Natural History Society would like to thank the following people and organisations for allowing us to use their images, without which the site would be considerably the poorer: