Continuing caution over the Covid virus means the HNHS Annual General Meeting for 2021 will take place online between 10am and 12.30pm on Saturday 27 November. A formal calling notice for the meeting is being emailed to members, together with the annual accounts (and sent by post to those without internet access).

The business meeting will be followed by a ceremony honouring the first winner of the renamed Trevor James Award for an outstanding Hertfordshire naturalist and the winner of this year’s 1875 Award for an outstanding contribution to natural history in the county. Afterwards, we shall be hearing from Josh Kalms from the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust about the exciting project that has reintroduced Water Voles to the River Ver and other Hertfordshire rivers.

County recorder Roy Woodward will also talk about the five-year countywide survey of damselflies and dragonflies that is due to start next year after a two-year Covid-enforced delay. Details of the online meeting – including a Zoom link and proxy voting arrangements for those unable to take part in person – will be included in the AGM calling notice.

Zoom link to join the meeting (waiting-room entry system) Meeting ID (if needed) is: 812 3659 5779.