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Wildlife

The county has a habitat so rare that the local Wildlife Trust has appointed a Living River Officer to help look after it. Sarah Perry dives into Herts' chalk rivers

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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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Former chalk pits near Hitchin and Royston are secluded spots rich with life ancient and rare. Work is underway to make them better known and studied

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March 2019

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Frieda Rummenhohl encourages us to make wildlife one of our priorities in the year ahead - without taking on too much

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February 2019

Returning to a site she helped restore in the 1980s, Liz Hamilton traces her footsteps through Broxbourne Woods, the county's sole National Nature Reserve

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January 2019

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Frieda Rummenhohl focuses on Herts' five owls - the county's ultimate night hunters

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January 2019

Ever fancied going birdwatching in the county but didn't know where to start? Here's a guide to get you out with your binoculars this winter

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January 2019

The People's Trust for Endangered Species is asking the public to look out for mammals on Hertfordshire's roads as part of a citizen science project

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September 2018

The diverse parkland of Pishiobury Park in Sawbridgeworth is undergoing a five-year plan to promote its heritage and enhance its habitats. It makes for a royal day out

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September 2018

Our county is home to some very rare wildlife. Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust's Charlotte Hussey lists the top 10 rarities (1 being the rarest) and where, if you're lucky, you could spot them

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July 2018

A former rail line between Welwyn GC and Hertford could once again be a transport route - a green one, in more ways than one

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June 2018

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust has teamed up with The Grove hotel - part of a scheme to utilise private land for nature

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June 2018

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

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

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

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