On this page we list some great places to visit in Hertfordshire to see wildlife this month. The articles below give details of the wildlife seen on specific dates with photographs and access information.

Tyttenhanger Gravel Pits near St Albans

Best visited in any month.

The Tyttenhanger area is one of the best places in Hertfordshire to see a wide variety of bird species, including wetland specialists. There is plenty of other wildlife around too.

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Stocking Springs Wood, Ayot St Lawrence

Wild daffodils © Linda Smith

Best visited in March, April and May.

This small wood is managed by the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust as traditional Hornbeam coppice. At our visit on 31 March 2014 it was alive with clumps of our tiny native Wild Daffodils, Wood Anemones and Violets. These will be followed by sheets of Bluebells in Late April and May.
How to get there, on the B653 from Wheathamstead to Codicote, about 2km along the lane on the left, parking in the lay-by opposite. Grid Ref, TL 202 155. Access at all times, there is a good circular path.

Therfield Heath Royston for Pasque Flowers

Pasque Flowers © Steve Chilton

Best visited in March and April.

Pasque flower, Hertfordshire's county flower blooms in late March/early April at Therfield Heath near Royston. Steve Chilton visited for a photoshoot on 5 April 2009. Commenting on the scene Steve said ‘They are a magnificent sight, I took over a hundred photos, the one shown is a favourite.'.