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 coordinating 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.

Common Frogs mating and spawning​Common Frogs spawning, March 2018 (© David Utting)

March began in the deep freeze, but the signs of early spring are now all around us, including these Common Frogs, mating and spawning at the Watercress Wildlife Association local nature reserve in St Albans.  Photographs of Hertfordshire wildlife can be emailed (in jpg format) to photogallery@hnhs.org. The pictures we receive are published in the HNHS photo galleries here, while others can be found in the Flora group and Bird Club websites

All the latest natural history news can be found on our news page. The latest and past newsletters can be downloaded here.