Beetles of Hertfordshire – save £20 on the full price of our outstanding new book!

We are excited to announce the publication this July of Beetles of Hertfordshire – a ground breaking addition to our acclaimed series of books on the county's wildlife.

Written by Trevor James, the county recorder, the book provides an account of all 2,483 species of beetle so far recorded here. Its publication marks the first time that all the beetles reliably recorded in a UK county have been covered in such a comprehensive way – making it a landmark for future studies.

Published in hardback in the same, attractive A4 format as our five existing wildlife atlases, the book’s 496 pages include 750 distribution maps  and more than 600 colour photographs.

We expect to receive copies of Beetles of Hertfordshire by July, and pre-publication orders can be placed now at the special introductory price of £25 (plus p&p). This provides a huge £20 saving on the recommended retail price. Click 'read more' for further details, including two launch events.

June Crew recognised in New Year honours

June Crew

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".

Woodland Trust and BTO honour HNHS members

(c) Judith Parry / WTML

Congratulations to HNHS member Andrew Steele on winning the Woodland Trust's national Acorn Award – and to former Herts Bird Club Chair Ken Smith on being awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's prestigious Tucker Medal.

The Woodland Trust award recognises Andrew's work recording butterflies at Heartwood Forest, where he walks a fixed monitoring route every week from April to the end of September. The BTO's Tucker Medal is awarded for outstanding service to the Trust.