Become an active member

We welcome as members everyone interested in the natural history of our county.

Members can take part in all the activities of the Society and Herts Bird Club. Your subscription will support the work of the Society and in addition members receive copies of our journals.

To join the Society you can download and complete an application form (either in Word or as a PDF)and send it with your payment (details below) to our Membership Secretary, Martin Ketcher, by email to, or by post to Kingswell House, Kingswell End, King's Walden, Herts. SG4 8LR. To pay your subscription by credit card or debit card via Stripe or PayPal, visit our online payment page which uses the MemberMOJO app

Privacy and data protection: HNHS will never sell personal data provided by its members, and will only make use of it on a lawful basis. Please read our detailed privacy policy.

Subscriptions are eligible for Gift Aid so please add Gift Aid if you can, see below.

  • £18 per year –Individual membership: you will receive copies of both our journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Herts Bird Report
  • £12 per year – Individual membership of the Herts Bird Club only or HNHS only: you must choose to receive either The Herts Bird Report or The Hertfordshire Naturalist
  • £22 per year –Family membership: you, a partner and children under 18 at the same address will receive both our journals, The Hertfordshire Naturalist and The Herts Bird Report
  • £18 per year – Corporate subscription: available to organisations such as companies, local authorities and colleges – carries the same privileges as ordinary member.

Subscriptions fall due on 1 January each year. New members joining after 1 October can either opt to receive that year's publications or carry the subscription over to the following year. 

Ways to pay or renew your membership subscription

The whole of your subscription and any donations are eligible for Gift Aid. HM Revenue and Customs will give the Society 25p for every £1 donated (that is £4.50 on a subscription of £18), so it is well worth it. You are eligible for Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer and your annual income tax and/or capital gains tax is greater than the tax the Society will reclaim. For more details see HMRC website
For the Society to claim Gift Aid on your subscription all we need is your name and address and for you to tell us in an email or letter that you wish to add Gift Aid and that you are an eligible UK taxpayer. Click here to download a Gift Aid form. Many thanks.

For general enquiries about Hertfordshire Natural History Society and Herts Bird Club please contact our Secretary, David Utting at