Spiders, dragonflies and bats will all feature in topical talks at the HNHS ​Autumn Meeting from 2pm to 5.30pm on Saturday 9 November, which also includes the Society's Annual General Meeting. Members and non-members are warmly invited to join us at the offices of Affinity Water, Tamblin Way, Hatfield, AL10 9EZ.

The winners of this year's 1875 Awards, for an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist and an outstanding contribution to natural history in Hertfordshire, will also be announced

There is a £5 entry charge for the conference, but admission to the AGM only is free. 

2.00: Welcome – Agneta Burton, HNHS Chair.

2.05: An Introduction to the Spiders of Hertfordshire and their Habitats – Christopher Benton

2:55: Progress update on the Hertfordshire Mammal, Amphibian and Reptile Atlas (MARA) and the current Hertfordshire barbastelle bat survey – Chantal Helm, Herts Natural History Society.

3.05: Progress on the digitisation of the HNHS Transactions and the Hertfordshire State of Nature Report – Ian Carle, Herts Natural History Society/Herts Environmental Records Centre

3:25: The HNHS 1875 Awards for 2019 

3.40: Refreshments break.

There will also be an opportunity to visit displays and the HNHS bookstall. Herts County Wildlife Recorders will be available to answer questions about recording and monitoring in the county.

4.15 HNHS Annual General Meeting

4:30 The Dragonflies and Damselflies of Hertfordshire – Roy Woodward, Dragonfly Recorder for Hertfordshire

5.15: Summing up and raffle draw

5:30: Conference Ends

We are, again, most grateful to Affinity Water for hosting the conference and providing the refreshments.

Transport: Free parking is available around the Affinity Water offices

Trains: Hatfield station is 2 miles from the conference venue.  Buses to St Albans Road West or Hatfield Galleria, then walk.