WNHS Programme for 2015


Programme 2015 – 2016


Meetings held at Welwyn Civic Centre 8 PM.

Feb 25            Wicken Fen Past, Present & Future                   Stuart Warrington

Mar 25            Spring Bringers                                                   June Crew

Apr 22             Wallasea Island –  RSPB Project                        Rachel Fancy

May 27            Baja California Wildlife on the edge                    Ann & Phil Farrer

June 24           India its Birds, People & Taj Mahal                     Richard Pople

Sept 23           Redlist Revival & Greys Farm                             Edward Darling

Oct 28             British Wild Flowers                                            John Negus

Nov 25            Joint meeting with Hertfordshire Natural History Society

                       Aspects of Hertfordshire Geology & Landscape   Prof. John Catt

Dec 9              Light Hearted Quiz & Christmas Gathering


Jan 27             AGM and Members evening

                        Members’ photos, exhibits and short talks welcomed.

                         (Offers to Raymond Uffen please)

Feb 24             A Year at Paxton Pits Nature Reserve               Trevor Gunton


3rd Sunday    Friends of Mardley Heath work parties

                           – Meet at car park 10 am

4th Sunday    Tewinbury SSSI work parties September – April

                            – meet at HMWT car park on Farm Drive 9.30 am

3rd Thursday  Danesbury Local Nature Reserve – work parties

                             – except June & July

                             – call John Roper on 07910 311589 for 10 a.m. meeting place.


Nov 25           Joint Meeting with WNHS at Welwyn Civic Centre (See above)


Meetings held at Howlands Baptists Church WGC 8 pm

Feb 24           Ethiopia – The Horn of Africa – talk                    Richard Pople

Mar 8             Mad March Hares – a walk around Therfield

                         – meet at Therfield Green 10 am  Booking essential

                         – phone Neil on 01707 324313

Mar 24           Penguins & the White Continent                       Trevor Gunton



Welwyn Natural History Society – Introduction

WNHS Logo The WNHS holds regular Indoor Meetings at 8 pm on the 4th Wednesday from September to June, excepting the December meeting held on the 2nd Wednesday, and sometimes the June meeting made to coincide with Welwyn Festival week.

Indoor meetings are held at the Welwyn Civic Centre, Prospect Place, AL6 9ER at 8 pm to 10 pm.

Visitors are always welcomed for a fee of £4 per meeting, but subscriptions are available at £15 per year.  Juniors (up to 18 years) are welcomed free of charge.

President                        Rev. T.W.Gladwin

Chairman                        Raymond Uffen            01438 815693

Secretary                        Robin Cole                   01438 817618

Treasurer                        Richard Darby              01438 813403

Committee members      Isabel Darby

Sue Stephens

In Welwyn there are three Nature reserves with strong WNHS involvement:

Tewinbury Wetland Reserve map ref. TL268138 is managed by the Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust on behalf of Thames Water. WHNS members are welcome to undP1080439ertake and record their own studies on a regular basis. The Warden, Robin Cole tel.01438 813403 organises work parties on the 4th Sunday, but check with him for actual dates. Wellingtons or waders are needed on this site.


Mardley Heath Local Nature Reserve

The volunteer group ‘Friends of Mardley Heath’ meet on the third Sunday most of the year. For details go to the WNHS Calendar.

Danesbury Local Nature reserve.

The volunteer group ‘Friends of Danesbury LNR’ meet on the thirDanesbury cattled Thursday throughout the year. For programme details go to the WNHS Calendar.





Singlers Marsh Local Nature Reserve

Awaiting an update.