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.
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Over-provision of housing and unacceptable impact on the Green Belt & AONB
A growing disconnect between government statements and local application
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
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.
Ten gorgeous moths you might spot out and about! 🌱💚
This is said to be one of the best views in Hertfordshire. On the high ridge just south of Royston, it's a great place to be on a warm summer day. To find it follow our self-guided walk around Barkway and Reed, one of nearly 40 mostly circular walks on https://www.cpreherts.org.uk/discover-our-countryside-2/walks/
It’s #PlasticFreeJuly and it’s got us thinking about all the ways we can be more environmentally conscious when travelling in our beautiful Hertfordshire 🍃 Here’s our top tips for going green: https://bit.ly/3m3LuVW
What song reminds you of the joys of the great outdoors?
#GetOutside #Hertfordshire #ExperienceNature #ExploreHerts #NatureMusic
Wild roses are in flower now in hedges and woodland edges. The two most common species are pale pink dog rose and pure white field rose (pictured). Dog roses scramble high up into hedges, while field roses are usually no more than 3 to 4 feet high. Both are sweetly scented.
It's #NationaMeadowsDay 🌼
Meadows are havens for wildlife and wildflowers, but we've lost over 90% of our meadows since the 1930s.
We think their restoration as an icon of the countryside is vital to efforts to reverse the impact of climate change and biodiversity loss.