We work across the county to stand up for our countryside and green spaces.
We want to connect people to the countryside, wherever they live.
Love the countryside? Want to help us make it even better? Find out how.
Want to know about things to see and do in the countryside near you? We can help.
MPs have recognised our work to protect the countryside
Lots of brownfield land available but developers are targeting green fields
We hope all local people will respond to the Council’s consultation
A 6 mile circular walk from Kings Langley station through open countryside
A 4 mile walk near St Albans, taking in lovely Heartwood Forest
This walk takes in part of Hertfordshire’s only National Nature Reserve
Are you getting some gardening done in this lovely autumn weather?.. Don’t be too tidy. Leave seed heads over the winter to encourage birds to your garden. Seeds are vital foods for goldfinches and other birds. Visit our website http://www.cpreherts.org.uk for more on garden wildlife
Only 44 days left until Christmas! So less than that to show your support for the countryside by buying and sending our charity Christmas cards. You can buy our cards in any quantity you choose, from our website at https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/get-involved/merchandise/christmas-cards/
Red admiral butterflies are still on the wing on sunny autumn days. They feed on nectar from flowers like this sedum as well as on the sugar in over-ripe fruit. For more information about the wildlife which you might see close to home in the autumn visit http://www.cpreherts.org.uk
☀️It's already the end of summer and the beginning of autumn!🍂
Please help with our mission to protect the Hertfordshire countryside by buying our blank notecards. Every penny of profit helps fund our charity's work.
Pied wagtails are small black and white birds, with long tails which they wag constantly as they search for food. They are often seen on roof tops and hard surfaces, where perhaps their insect prey is easier to find. For more on autumn wildlife visit http://www.cpreherts.org.uk
We have published our policy statement on solar energy installations in the countryside, our published statement identifies the nature and scope of the issues relating to solar energy installations in rural areas. #SolarPower #SolarEnergy
Great to catch up with our local chair of @CPREHerts, Richard Bullen, at @CPRE's hedgerow research launch in Westminster yesterday.
BREAKING: Our report finds that boosting hedgerows by 40% would create thousands of jobs, support climate action and nature recovery 👏
The government must stop dragging its feet and set a target to increase the hedgerow network by 40% by 2050. #40by50 http://www.cpre.org.uk/news/cpres-groundbreaking-hedgerow-research
What have hedgerows ever done for us?
Ecologist @hedgehoghugh explains why of all nature's wonders, it's hedgerows that make him happiest 💛 #40by50
Great to see water voles back on Hertfordshire waterways 👏👏 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/22/ratty-comes-home-water-voles-thrive-again-on-hertfordshire-riverbank
Our 'Countryside close to home' website feature introduces some of the wildlife you can see in August. We take a look at purple flowers, birds & beaks, butterflies & pond life. This red kite has a feather missing on each wing, a sign that it is moulting. http://www.cpre.org.uk
Our latest 'Countryside close to home' website feature introduces some of the wildlife which you might see in August. We take a look at wild flowers, butterflies and pond life. We also compare shapes of birds' beaks, including this colourful bullfinch. http://www.cpreherts.org.uk
We have until 20 Aug to object to @ThreeRiversDC's plans to destroy hundreds of acres of green belt countryside, home to dozens of species of birds, as well as badgers & deer - to make way for over 1,700 houses.
Please object & sign/share the petition: https://linktr.ee/protectmaplecross
Visit http://www.cpreherts.org.uk/discover-our-countryside-2/countryside-close-to-home/ to learn about some plants, birds and pondlife which you might encounter locally. Discover what makes our summer weather so variable and why we must stop using peat to help combat global warming.
We are delighted to offer talks in person again as well as via Zoom. One of our speakers recently presented the talk 'Exploring Rural Hertfordshire' to a local Women's Institute group, followed by a lively discussion. For more information email email@example.com
We've lost half our hedgerows since 1945, intensifying nature's decline and hindering the fight against climate change.
But we can turn this around.
Tell the government to start planting and restoring 1000s of miles of hedgerows every year #40by50 >> https://takeaction.cpre.org.uk/page/85848/petition/1?ea.tracking.id=twitter
Ever spotted one of these?? Here are some of the caterpillars we're most frequently asked to identify! 👇🔎👀🐛
Hedgerows are our largest nature reserve.
More than 2000 species depend on UK hedgerows, and planting more could help slow and reverse nature's decline.
Will you sign the petition calling on the government to act?
#40by50 #Morehedges #HedgerowHeroes
🌲With staycations on the rise this year we would like to help you discover Hertfordshire!🌲
There are so many locations to visit around Hertfordshire & we hope you enjoy the places we've shared below. It would be lovely to see images from along your journeys #ExploreHerts
Treecreepers are small brown birds often seen heading up tree trunks in search of food. Their long pointed beaks are ideal for probing into bark for insects and spiders. Well camouflaged for their life on tree trunks, they can be hard to spot, although they are quite common.