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Wildlife

On the 20th anniversary of his death, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust explores the work of nature artist Gordon Beningfield and the Hertfordshire landscapes he treasured

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May 2018

Blink and they’re gone! The bluebell is a sign that spring is in full swing, but they don’t stick around long, so we have gathered some pretty woodlands in Hertfordshire to enjoy a bluebell walk

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As Campaign to Protect Rural England marks its 90th year, Liz Hamilton takes the long view of its work in the face of rapid change in the county

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April 2018

Herts’ rivers are home to amazing wildlife that is largely hidden to us. David Johnson, Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s living rivers officer, outlines the life of a special fish at the centre of a conservation project

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April 2018

A global rarity, Herts’ chalk streams are threatened by increasingly dry seasons and housing development. Our water demands could be deadly

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March 2018

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
 
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