Link to latest sightings of mammals, amphibians, reptiles and dragonflies.
Look at the stunning photographs on our HNHS Flickr
pages, follow this link and click on 'more photos' for the lightbox show.
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Flies in the sunshine in a Stevenage garden on 7 March 2014. Photographer Steve Lane says- 'I watched these flies for 5 minutes, individuals would fly in, do a little dance, snuggle up to another, they would go to another close by leaf, perform and return and start all over again! Never seen that before - I must get out more!'
This Fox relaxed in a garden in Kings Langley back in January for about half an hour or more.....soaking up some sunshine. Photographer Fiona Gurr said 'I took so many photos and for a change liked quite a lot of them! I hope you all like this one. Thank you for looking.
Please add your photographs of Hertfordshire wildlife to our Flickr site or send them to Steve Chilton, our photo editor and he will post the most interesting ones on the website and galleries.
HNHS January 2014 Newsletter now available
Hertfordshire Naturalist 2013
Now available featuring these beautiful aliens - Rosemary Beetles - on the cover.
Full details and how to obtain a copy.
What’s going on
Information on Wildlife events in Hertfordshire here diary of events, field trips and meetings
Renew your membership for 2014 - pay on-line or by cheque details here
HNHS book shop
Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape - £34
Flora of Hertfordshire – now only £29
Moths of Hertfordshire – now £15
Dragonflies of Hertfordshire – now £5
Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles – £5
The Breeding Birds of Herts – £5
Prices do not include P&P
You can now order on line and pay with your debit/credit card via PayPal
Full details here
Our latest book:
Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape
by John Catt, published by HNHS in December 2010.
Buy direct from us for only £34, plus £5.50 P&P.
Full details here.
We promote the study and recording of wildlife in Hertfordshire and encourage a wider interest in natural history including the conservation of wildlife, habitats and geological features.
Our members share an interest in nature and observing and studying wildlife. We get real value from your observations by co-ordinating and compiling everyone’s records to build up a comprehensive picture of the state of wildlife in the county. This helps us understand how it is changing over time in response to the pressures of modern life and climate change.
Photos of Hertfordshire wildlife can be found in the photo galleries here and in the Flora group and Bird Club websites.
|We have been studying and documenting the natural history of our county for over 130 years. We endeavour to cover all branches of natural history relevant to Hertfordshire.
We encourage wildlife recording. You can submit your records on line for birds here and for mammals, amphibians, reptiles and dragonflies here.
We have a network of 26 county wildlife recorders who are experts in their field and collate the records for specific groups, such as birds, mammals, insects and flowers. Their reports are published in our annual journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Hertfordshire Bird Report. Learn more…
HNHS 1875 Awards for natural history in Hertfordshire - 2013 Awards – find out more
|We have also published books on specific subjects, including
Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape,
Flora of Hertfordshire,
Moths of Hertfordshire,
Dragonflies and Damselflies of Hertfordshire,
Mammals, Amphibians and Reptiles of Hertfordshire
and Breeding Birds of Hertfordshire.
We have specialist groups that focus on birds, moths and flora and close links with other local groups such as Butterfly Conservation.
Membership is open to anyone, whether or not you live in the county.
The Society depends on voluntary donations and annual subscriptions from members all of which are devoted entirely to carrying out our work, as all officers are honorary.
The success of the HNHS and Herts Bird Club websites depends on the skills and dedication of many people, for which we are very grateful; we should particularly like to acknowledge the excellent work of the photographers.
Injured animals and birds – neither HNHS nor Herts Bird Club is equipped to help, please follow these links for advice on what to do:
The RSPCA the national charity that gives help and advise on sick and injured birds and animals.
RSPB has advice on injured and orphaned birds.
Tiggywinkles and the Swan Sanctuary have advice and also take in wild birds in need of care.
Make a donation:
You can use your credit or debit card to pay your annual membership subscription or make a donation towards the work of HNHS through the Virgin Money Giving link below: