This month, local nature correspondent Rupert Evershed tells the story of the return of the egrets and suggests a visit to Heron Watch, which can now be joined at Verulamium Lake every weekend from 11am to 3pm until 12 May.
Local nature correspondent Rupert Evershed encourages us to look more closely at what at first appear like lumps of mud in newly ploughed fields - sometimes they have feathers or fur! (From 2018 archive.)
If you go down to the woods today, Rupert Evershed suggests you may first experience the silence of winter. But soon, the sounds of wildlife will appear as small birds make their way through the woodland.
Rupert Evershed returns to the gravel pits at Tyttenhangar - whose future hangs in the balance following the announcement that neighbouring Hertsmere Borough Council's Local Plan includes this key natural habitat. Those under threat include a nationally important colony of tree sparrows.