HNHS warmly congratulates Trevor James on being awarded the British Empire Medal "for services to nature conservation in Hertfordshire" in the 2020 New Year Honours.

Trevor has been the county recorder for both plants and beetles in Hertfordshire for 40 years. He is also the author of Flora of Hertfordshire (2009) and Beetles of Hertfordshire, which was published to critical acclaim in 2018.

His outstanding contribution to wildlife recording and to the taxonomic and geographic understanding of plants and beetles has previously been recognised through the National Biodiversity Network's Gilbert White Award in 2018, and by the Society's own 1875 Award in 2015. In addition to his work as a recorder, Trevor is a member and former Chair of the HNHS Management Committee.