We are delighted to report that June Crew, a stalwart contributor to natural history in our county, has been awarded the British Empire Medal in the Queen's New Year honours list.
The medal recognises her "voluntary service to Natural History and the community in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire".
While a talented all-round naturalist, June maintains a special interests in fungi and plants. Her many contributions to conservation include the translocation project that she an her husband ran for several years at Amwell, rescuing hundreds of migrating toads that otherwise risked becoming roadkill. She ran the Cheshunt Natural History Society for many years, and continues to share her wildlife enthusiasm and knowledge through field trips and talks.
In 2009, when the Society introduced an 1875 Award for individuals making an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire, she was the first winner. We send June our warmest congratulations on this latest, national recognition of her wonderful commitment and work.