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New Secretary and Membership Secretary for HNHS

17 May 2016

​David Utting took over as the new Secretary to Hertfordshire Natural History Society  in April 2016, Virginia Kennard is the new Membership Secretary and Joe Gray is the new Editor of the Hertfordshire Naturalist. Full details below.

HNHS Secretary - David Utting (pictured) has responsibility for all day to day matters running the Society and sale of our books. David is a retired journalist and social researcher living in St Albans. His enthusiasm for natural history (especially birds) started during a childhood, spent in Cambridge, the Sudan and Malawi.

The contact the email address for David remains the same email-secretary@hnhs.org. (this is the same email address previously used by Linda Smith when she was HNHS secretary).

Membership Secretary - Virginia Kennard has responsibility for membership records, new members, renewals and changes to members’ contact details. Virginia was brought up in Hatfield and enjoys studying all aspects of natural history but particularly plants and birds. She has recently returned to Hertfordshire from living/working in Canada and Costa Rica. You can contact Virginia by email-membership@hnhs.org.

In addition, we have a new editorial team for The Hertfordshire Naturalist:

The new Editor is Joe Gray, a naturalist living in St Albans with a particular interest in woodland ecosystems and invertebrates. He is county recorder for true bugs and co-organizer of the Herts Invertebrate Project. Joe also has a keen interest in ecological ethics. Contact Joe Gray by email

Editorial team: Joe Gray (editor), Agneta Burton, Judy England, Chantal Helm, Trevor James and David Utting. As before the design and printing will be organised by Jack Fearnside.


Hertfordshire Bird Recorder – As previously announced, Alan Gardiner has taken over the role of Bird Recorder assisted by Mike Ilett, Chair of the Herts Rare Birds Panel and Tom Speller on data handling.

These changes were prompted by Ken and Linda Smith's move to Sussex and Stuart Warrington stepping down as editor of the Hertfordshire Naturalist.

Contact details for everyone are on the Contacts page of our website at www.hnhs.org.

The registered address for the Society and Herts Bird Club is now c/o David Utting, 250 Sandridge Road, St Albans, AL1 4AL.

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