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Annual meeting hears how 'Ratty' returned to a riverbank in Herts

A Hertfordshire comeback story of Water Voles – famous to generations as ‘Ratty’ in the children’s novel Wind in the Willows – was told at the HNHS annual meeting, held online on Saturday 27 November.

Josh Kalms, People and Wildlife Officer with the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, described the careful process by which 150 of the bank and stream dwelling creatures were reintroduced to the River Ver this summer.

HNHS honours two exceptional naturalists

Exceptional, long-term work for wildlife carried out by two leading Hertfordshire naturalists has been recognised by the presentation of prestigious HNHS awards.

Picture shows Stuart Warrington (left) at Digswell Lake and Bob Reed (right) at Pishiobury Park

HNHS wildlife calendar is back!

We are pleased to announce that our calendar of wildlife meetings – suspended during the  Covid lockdowns – is back.

If your organisation has a forthcoming meeting related to wildlife in Hertfordshire, let us know and we will add it to the website.