A bright autumn afternoon welcomed the Society’s 2010 Autumn meeting and AGM to Haileybury College on 30 October. Luckily the Ayckborn Theatre was spacious enough for the gratifyingly high attendance, 110 members and guests, although every available seat and chair was brought into use.
Our Chairman Trevor James welcomed everyone to the meeting and introduced the speakers.
Congratulations to Trevor James and all those in the Herts Flora Group on the publication of the latest HNHS book – Flora of Hertfordshire.
We hosted two book launch events: over 50 people joined us at Hitchin Museum and Art Gallery on 7 December and 70 people came to the event at the Mansion House (Royal Entomological Society) on 9 December.
The Autumn meeting held at Haileybury on Saturday 24 October included presentations to the HNHS 1875 Award winners for 2009, June Crew and the late John Fielding.
We are sad to learn that Mrs Enid Evans, one of the longest serving members of the Society, died peacefully at a care home on 7 October 2009, aged 98.
Her funeral will be at 2.00 on Wednesday 28 October at Jordans Quaker Meeting House, Welders Lane, Jordans, Bucks, HP9 2SN.
Hertfordshire Natural History Society is delighted to announce the publication of our fantastic new book 'Flora of Hertfordshire' by Trevor James on 9 December 2009. Priced at only £49.50(inc P&P to UK addresses). Order your copy now, details below, the cover price of £49.50.
The book covers over 2000 species of wild plants and hybrids recorded in Hertfordshire, based on a countywide survey from 1987-2005 by HNHS and other volunteers. The species accounts include distribution maps by tetrad, analysis of status, and comparison with information from ‘The Flora of Hertfordshire’ by John Dony, published in 1967.