This page is for news and information about Hertfordshire's Mammals. Please submit your records on the records submission page. If you are interested in Bats contact the Herts and Middlesex Bat Group through their website.

Michael Clark to give memorial lecture

Michael Clark, the distinguished Hertfordshire natural historian, has chosen  'Tewin Orchard and a Life of Badgers' as his title for the 2017 Gerald Salisbury Memorial Lecture. The lecture is jointly organised by the HNHS and Welwyn Natural History Society and will take place at 8pm on Wednesday 22 November at Welwyn Civic Centre.  

Michael is the author of one of the most popular and authoritative guides to badgers in the UK. Visit our meetings page for further information about the lecture.

Autumn Meeting hears about the conservation value of grazing animals

Legacy Grazing Project Red Poll cattle

More than 75 HNHS members and their friends attended the Society's Autumn Meeting and AGM on Saturday 4 November  at the Affinity Water offices in Hatfield.

One theme to emerge from a series of well-received presentations was the value – in both conservation and money-saving terms – of grazing animals used to restore and maintain sensitive habitats in nature reserves. 

Thousands celebrate local wildlife at two-day festival

An estimated 3,000 people came together over the weekend of 29 and 30 July to celebrate the variety of local wildlife.  The Festival of Wildlife in Panshanger Park near Hertford was organised by the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust, in partnership with Hertfordshire Natural History Society, and hosted by site owners Tarmac.

The family-friendly Festival, which was free, featured guided walks and expert talks as well as a whole host of conservation activities.