Hertfordshire 'Wild Snaps' wanted!

Calling HNHS / Herts Bird Club photographers. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is inviting entries for its 2023 Wild Snaps competition for anyone who has captured a special wildlife moment on camera this year.

2023 HNHS Awards

Do you know an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist or someone who has made outstanding contribution to natural history in our county? If so, why not nominate them for one of the HNHS's prestigious Awards this year?

Conference in memory of Trevor James - Saturday 9 September

Members of the HNHS, Herts Bird Club and wildlife enthusiasts are warmly invited to attend a conference in memory of the outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist Trevor James BEM.

The event will take place from 11am to 4pm on Saturday 9 September in the Swendell Hall at Redbourn Parish Centre, The Park, Redbourn AL3 7LR.

Website updated as new dragonfly season starts

As reports arrive of Hertfordshire's first dragonfly sightings for 2023, county recorder Roy Woodward has updated the HNHS website with tetrad maps for every species located during the 2022 season.

These, memorably, include the first records of Scarce Blue-tailed Damselflies in Herts for three-quarters of a century. They were the highlight of the first year of a six-year county-wide survey of dragonflies set to continue until 2027.