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Hidden Herefordshire

Discovering its wildlife and wild places

In 2021, Herefordshire Biological Records Centre (HBRC) in partnership with Cultivating Learning and Nature CIC (CLaN CIC) received £98,900 from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thanks to National Lottery players, our project ‘Hidden Herefordshire: discovering its wildlife and wild places’ aimed to connect Herefordshire people of all ages and from all backgrounds to recording wildlife wherever they are.

In summary we:

  • Ran 65 Natural History courses for beginners and intermediates
  • Ran 34 Learning workshops for the general public
  • Involved 4319 people in the project
  • Had 781 people attend Natural History courses
  • Had 650 people attend our closing event ‘Festival of Wildlife’
  • Accumulated 54, 646 biological records, a few of which were county firsts

Our final evaluation can be found on the resources page or here.

The hall at Hellens and what was a fantastic turnout

Two-spotted Oak Bupestrid (Agrilus biguttatus) found at Cradley Primary in 2023, associated with oak trees it has a unique D shaped larval exit hole.

Participants on the Owl pellet dissection course run by Ric Morris was so successful we ran it twice!






Natural History Workshops

You can get access to free workshops on our events page. Designed for beginners they introduce you to a wide range of animals, plants and fungi and are led by experts in the field.

Support and Help

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As well as offering courses and events the Hidden Herefordshire team are happy to work with groups and individuals who want to learn about recording wildlife. To discuss what we could offer please contact Tim at or phone 07980863577