Nominations are open for the Society's prestigious 1875 Awards, which will be presented at the 2017 Autumn Meeting.
The awards are made to an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist, and/or someone who has made an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire. HNHS members should send their nominations for consideration by the management committee to Tim Hill with a short message explaining why they think their nominee should be honoured. The closing date is Friday 21 April.
The Hertfordshire Mammal, Amphibian and Reptile Atlas project (Herts MARA) will be running an introductory one-day training course on Saturday 4 March 2017. Held at the University of Hertfordshire's Bayfordbury field station, it covers identification and recording and is perfect for anyone generally interested in natural history who would like to make a more confident and systematic contribution to the survey.