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Wildlife

Mighty Georgian-era reservoirs attracting overwintering wildfowl, village pubs and a blaze of autumn leaf colour are just some of the attractions of a walk around Tring Reservoirs and the Grand Union canal in autumn, writes Liz Hamilton

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November 2017

Exploring the valley slopes around Stanstead Abbotts, Liz Hamilton of Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England braves darkening clouds to finds diverse habitats and fine sights

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October 2017

As summer gives way to autumn, drama unfolds in nature. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust gives a guide to what to go looking for

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October 2017

St Albans Way: green corridor in the city

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Redundant railway lines provide transport routes for people and wildlife across the county. Countryside Management Service projects officer Ellie Beach explains work to create a green corridor through St Albans

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September 2017

The spectacular fish-eating bird of prey, the osprey, has been sighted in Herts at this time of year as it refuels before flying to Africa. Charlotte Hussey of the Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust celebrates its return

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September 2017

Managing the pretty Frogmore Meadow

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust reserves officer Rob Hopkins explains what goes into managing Frogmore Meadow, a small but beautiful grassland reserve in the Chess Valley

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August 2017

The British bird situation is a mixed one, but indications show recent wildlife-friendly measures could be helping threatened species recover. Liz Hamilton looks at the latest figures

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August 2017

How to help bees in your garden

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

From bumble to honey and solitary, Herts-based garden designer Nic Savage looks at ways we can give bees a helping hand in our gardens and by doing so enrich our lives

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August 2017

July is the perfect time to go in search of Herts’ most colourful residents – dragonflies and damselflies, writes Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust senior reserves officer Jenny Sherwen

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July 2017

After nine years, 560,000 trees and a huge community effort, a project to create the largest continuous native forest in England is nearing completion. Ben Sneath explores the hugely ambitious Heartwood Forest near St Albans

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June 2017

The dangers of ragwort for horses

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

It’s bright and cheerful, but ragwort is a potential killer. It’s the responsibility of all landowners to keepit at bay, the British Horse Society says

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June 2017

With nature bursting out all over this month, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust is calling on us all to do something wild each day

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June 2017

A pleasure to watch and key for a healthy environment, wildlife in our gardens is as important as the plants. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust gives six easy ways to make yours more wildlife friendly this year

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May 2017

An ancient oasis of wildlife in industrial Potters Bar is thriving thanks to traditional woodland management by man and animal power. Countryside Management Service projects officer Brian Gillam explains

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April 2017

The Game Fair at Hatfield House

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Europe’s biggest festival of rural life will be at Hatfield House this summer. Supported by Hertfordshire Life, The Game Fair is sports, shopping, food and drink arena displays, traditions and a touch of glamour

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March 2017

The impact of the carrier bags charge on environmental waste has shown how change is possible, and can be dramatic, with a small change in mindset. Liz Hamilton of the Herts Campaign to Protect Rural England looks at the results and where it could lead

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March 2017

The weather may still be cold and dreary but the start of lambing season is a sign that spring is on its way. Keri Jordan welcomes the woolly arrivals and looks at how the ancient art of shepherding is faring in the county

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March 2017

An innovative project that lets children discover, learn and play in woodland has proved so successful it’s expanding to give more children access to the wild. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust Forest Schools officer Becky Shenton explains

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March 2017

National Lottery funding will help transform an historic park in the centre of Bishop’s Stortford, writes Countryside Management Service projects officer Gregory Ault

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March 2017

Wlidlife at Purwell Meadows, Hitchin

Monday, February 27, 2017

The remnants of an ancient riverside meadow in Hitchin are still providing key habitats for wildlife. Countryside Management Service projects officer Andrew Taylor outlines the four key sites and works to improve them

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February 2017
 
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