This calendar has been compiled by the Hertfordshire Natural History Society (HNHS) on behalf of natural history organisations in Hertfordshire. The type of event is colour coded: Outdoor events, Indoor meetings.

Tue 25 Jun 2019 (8pm)

Rye Meads update

Vicky Buckel, Site Manager at local Rye Meads RSPB reserve with the latest news about this delightful, local, wetland reserve.

Venue: The United Reformed Church Hall, Mill Lane, Broxbourne, EN10 7BG.

Doors open 19.30 for 20.00 start. 

Admission £3.00 RSPB members, £3.50 non-members.  Refreshments available. Parking in the car park at rear of hall and in Mill Lane.

Organised by: RSPB South East Herts Group

Fri 28 Jun 2019 (7pm)

Evening walk near Thundridge

An evening stroll through the countryside in the Thundridge area. Meet in Fanhams Hall Road, Ware at 19.00.  Nearest postcode: G12 7NN.

Organiser​:  Mike Oakland Oakies42@hotmail.com

Organised by: RSPB South East Herts Group

Sun 07 Jul 2019 (8am - 10.15am)

Harpenden Lea Valley Walk

Guided walk along the River Lea identifying local birds, led by John Taylor.

Meet on the bridge over the River Lea near the 'Marquis of Granby' at the junction of Crabtree Lane and Marquis Lane Free but a £1 donation for the RSPB would be appreciated.

 

Organised by: RSPB Harpenden Local Group

Sat 13 Jul 2019 (10am – 4.30pm)

Living Churchyard Day (St Albans Diocese)

Workshops taking place at St Mary the Virgin, Hatley Road, Potton, Beds. SG19 2RP.

Workshop sessions (1): James Moir, Heritage consultant​: Care of monuments, memorials and stonework in burial sites; Andrea Gilpin, Caring for God’s Acre Introduction to raising funds for community-led conservation projects; Dick NewellAction for Swifts: Swifts and how churches can support them; Andrew Wood, Butterfly Recorder for Herts & Middlesex: Gardening for butterflies, moths and other wildlife.

Organised by: Other

Sat 13 Jul 2019 (Daytime)

The John Catt Symposium on Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape

Hertfordshire Geological Society in partnership with Hertfordshire Natural History Society is organising a symposium commemorating the work of Prof. John Catt, the contributing editor of Hertfordshire Geology and Landscape, who died in December 2017. The full-day conference will take place at the University of Hertfordshire's field station at Bayfordbury near Hertford.

The cost for the day, including lunch, is £25. Places are limited and early booking is recommended. 

Organised by: Hertfordshire Natural History Society

Fri 19 Jul 2019 (9pm - 10.15pm)

Bat Night

Highfield Park, St Albans

The event will begin with a short talk at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided bat walk in the park to put what has been learned into practice. This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied children who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

You will need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre.

Organised by: Other

Sun 21 Jul 2019 (2pm - 4pm)

Native trees – and what feeds on them

Highfield Park, St Albans

This introductory-level event will begin with a short talk at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre. Following the talk, attendees will have the opportunity to go on a guided walk of the park to demonstrate how what has been learned can be put into practice. This event is suitable for adults, as well as accompanied teenagers who are looking to learn more about the natural world.

You will need to book a ticket in order to attend, because space is limited at the Highfield Park Visitor Centre.

Organised by: Other

Sat 27 Jul 2019 (10.30)

Birchanger Woods

HNHS members are welcome to this meeting organised by the Essex Field Club. Parking available at TL497227 CM23 3BJ  For further information about the woods visit the Birchanger Trust's website.

Email Fiona Hutchins: or  call / text  07581 178 707

Organised by: Other