Welcome to the website of the
Hertfordshire Natural History Society
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. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
This beautiful Dingy Skipper was photographed at Hexton Chalk Pits on 19 May 2013 by Paul Why.
HNHS Flickr photographer Rob Phillips enjoys visiting his dad's to keep track of the diverse group of birds that visit his garden in Walkern. This year, a pair of Robins decided to take up home in a walking boot on the rack outside the front door - it remains undisturbed! (29 May 2013).
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.
HNHS 1875 Awards for natural history in Hertfordshire – 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.
The Hertfordshire wildlife conservation community was shocked to learn of the death this week of Richard Ball one of our county's most respected figures. Read more...
Richard died on 28 April aged 74, after a short illness.
Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust are setting up a bird monitoring programme in conjunction with Herts Bird Club in order to obtain regular data about the birds that are present in some of the county's most important woodlands, as part of the Trust's Woodlands for People and Wildlife project. Find out more....