Hertfordshire

George Orwell at Wallington

George Orwell had a great interest in natural history and recorded many interesting diary entries from his cottage here. Read

Edible dormouse

The non-native edible dormouse (Glis glis) was introduced in Tring Park, Hertfordshire by Walter Rothschild in 1902. The British population is concentrated in a 35km radious around Tring. More here

Tring Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum in Tring is today run by the Natural History (London) and has one of the finest collections of stuffed mammals, birds, reptiles and invertebrates in Britain in old-school Victorian display cases. The pieces were collected by the wealthy and odd Lionel Walter Rothschild. An eccentric fellow, he even trained zebras to draw his carriage. After his death in 1937, his family donated the museum to the nation. More about the collection on Wikipedia.