From time to time various publications and other items are offered for sale. These are often the work (the magnum opus in some instances!) of society members, and in some cases a proportion of the cost is donated to HFFS funds.
Please show your support by buying a copy of these excellent publications, and recommending them to others. Copies are available from members of the Society as shown below. Please make cheques payable to: The Huntingdonshire Fauna & Flora Society.
Another book on butterflies and moths is in preparation (see the Lepidoptera Project)
Orchid Flora of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough - 2019
Published in 2019 is a book about the Orchids of Huntingdonshire & the Soke of Peterborough. The contents include historical data and details of some early botanists who recorded orchids. Descriptions of the geology, soil and habitats of the study area are included. Reports on several past and current monitoring projects are also presented. Basic botanical details of orchids are explained and each of the local Orchid species has a section that includes background information, local data including maps and a description with photographs. Orchid sites with Public access are also listed.
Use the following link to access further information on the Orchid Flora of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough
The Flora of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough by Terry Wells - 2003
This beautiful Flora represents the life's work of our late Plant Recorder and past President, Terry Wells.
Laid out as a traditional Flora, each species has a distribution map and notes about its past and present distribution.
Brampton Wood - A Natural History by the Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society - 2005
This book was produced by a group of HFFS members, each contributing to their speciality subject.
It details the past and modern history of this important nature reserve, with notes on interesting or rare species in many different categories.
A Field Key to the Grasses of the East Midlands
60th Anniversary "A Celebration of Huntingdonshire's Grasslands" by Brian Davis
50th Anniversary "Review" by the Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society
The 50th Anniversary Review contains many interesting articles and reflections over the first fifty years of the Society.
40th Anniversary "40 Years Of Change In The County 1949-1989" by the Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society
This booklet contains many interesting articles and reflections over the first forty years of the Society.
Buy all three Anniversary booklets together at £6.50 + £0.90 P&P.
Meetings are usually held at the Countryside Centre, Hinchingbrooke Country Park, Huntingdon. (Hinchingbrooke Park is signed from the road between Huntingdon and Brampton. Drive through the first car park to the Countryside Centre. There is a car park beside the building. Click HERE to download instructions to get there.
Meetings start at 7.30 pm. Admission is free to members, £2.00 (refunded if you join on the night!) for visitors and guests. Tea/coffee refreshments are available for a small charge. Everyone is welcome. Most talks are slide lectures or PowerPoint presentations.
For more information about the talks contact Peter Lake on 01763-261554.
Huntingdonshire Fauna and Flora Society
Welcome to the world of wildlife in Huntingdonshire!
Are you interested in finding out more about the wildlife around Huntingdon and Peterborough? Perhaps you are already sending records to one or more of the online sites such as iRecord or posting plant and animal photographs via a Facebook account or Twitter page. If so, why not join the Huntingdonshire Fauna & Flora Society?
Founded in 1948 the objective of the Society is to promote the study, conservation and recording of wildlife throughout Huntingdonshire and Peterborough.
If you are interested in finding out more about local wildlife, then we are here to help.
Flooding on Portholme Meadow, one of the many sites visited on summer field trips
Membership is open to all with an interest in the wildlife living in our local area. In the summer months specialists in groups of species, which include flowering plants, mammals, fungi, insects and all kinds of other invertebrates, visit specific sites.
They are joined by enthusiastic amateurs, some with extensive knowledge and others just starting. Whilst most site visits are in the countryside around Huntingdon and Peterborough, they include areas in adjoining counties. Although we set out to record wildlife the meetings are informal and give an opportunity to learn and contribute to our better understanding of the value of our countryside and its conservation.
Grizzled skipper, a butterfly of ancient meadows.
In the winter months we meet in the Hinchingbrooke Countryside Centre where illustrated talks on natural history provide additional information. These are open meetings. Subjects range from bats, butterflies and birds, to natural history of nature reserves and the study of subjects such as phenology (seasonal rhythms in plant and animal life cycles). There is a small charge for non-members.
Publication of the results of research and survey form an important part of our contribution to the conservation of species and sites. Books describing the distribution of plants throughout our area and the wildlife of Brampton Wood are amongst the more recent.
Flowering rush, a plant of river and lakesides.
Just published (2019) is a book about the Orchid Flora of Huntingdonshire and the Soke of Peterborough. A book on butterflies is in preparation. Huntingdonshire Grasslands were the subject of a volume to commemorate the Society’s 60th birthday. Annual reports provide shorter descriptions of other interesting features of wildlife interest. Copies of some of these are available, see the publication list.
If you like what you see come to one of our meetings. If you would like to join us, membership forms are on this web site. Alternatively Contact:
Stuart Irons, Hon. Treasurer & Membership Secretary, 4 Appleyard, Stanground, Peterborough, PE2 8JH. phone: 01733 760441
Joining the Huntingdonshire Fauna & Flora Society
Membership is open to all who appreciate the local Natural History and would like to meet and work with others who share the same interest in the countryside.
If you are interested in the work of the Society, and wish to become a member, download and complete an application form in one of the formats below, then print it and send it to the Membership Secretary, Stuart Irons.
Current Subscription Charges
The current scale of charges is as follows:
Senior citizen (joint)
Student (full time)
Payment is due officially on January 1st, but many members wait and bring their subs to the AGM in March, which is always very well attended and followed by an excellent talk and buffet!
Paying by Banker's Order
This is a very convenient way to pay your subscription. Download and complete an application form in one of the formats below, then print it and send/take it to your Bank:
Alternatively, if you have internet banking you can send payment to:
The Hunts Fauna and Flora Society,
at Barclays, 41 High Street, St. Neots Cambs. PE19 1BN.,
Sort code 20.74.81, Account number 20505722
the sum of £............(please insert the amount of your subscription)
Please ensure you complete and send an HFFS Membership Application form to the Hon. Membership Secretary: Stuart Irons
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