An exhibition of landscape photography showcasing the beauty of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves has opened this week in St Albans.

Nature through the seasons features images of Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust nature reserves captured over the last 18 months by prize winning local landscape photographers.

This is part of an ongoing collaboration between the trust and Harpenden Photographic Society which will run until Thursday, August 29 at Verulamium Museum in St Michael’s Street.

Sarah Buckingham, communications manager, said: "We manage more than 40 nature reserves covering nearly 2,000 acres.

"From woodland to heathland, wetland to grassland, our nature reserves represent the diversity of landscapes that can be found across the county and are home to a wide range of wildlife.

"Eighteen months ago we were looking at ways to bring our nature reserves to a wider audience and were lucky enough to be approached by one of our members, Peter Whitehead, a keen landscape photographer, who was certainly up for the photographic challenge."

Together with other members of Harpenden Photographic Society, Mr Whitehead set out to capture images of the trust’s nature reserves as they changed through the seasons, from bluebell carpeted woodlands in the spring to snow-covered wetlands in the winter.

Ms Buckingham added: "We’re very happy to be able to put on this exhibition at Verulamium Museum through the kind support of St Albans City and District Council and with thanks to the museum staff.

"We hope that visitors will discover something new, a lot of our nature reserves are right on people’s doorsteps."

The exhibition is free to residents of St Albans district.