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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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We are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Spring recording Record your Robin Record Common Frog Rana temporaria
Record Alexanders Smyrnium olusatrum Record Tawny Mining Bee Andrena fulva
Record Dark-edged Bee Fly Bombylius major
Record Spring Flower Bee Anthophora plumipes
Record cuckoo bee Melecta albifrons

Associated books

The Field Club supports and is involved with the production of important wildlife publications on the flora and fauna of Essex.

The Dragonflies of Essex (2007) by Ted Benton & John Dobson, published by Essex Field Club and available from John Dobson (see below):
The Dragonflies of Essex by Ted Benton and John Dobson is a hardback volume of 240 pages published in May 2007 by the Essex Field Club in association with Lopinga Books. It is available for £20 incl. p&p (in UK only) from John Dobson. Please contact him on or 07913 348691 (mobile). It is printed in colour throughout.  The book includes accounts and distribution maps of all resident and migrant species with colour photographs of all species resident in the county.  Also included are chapters on the biology of dragonflies, a review of ‘hot spots’ in the county for observing the different species and details of historical recording from the Victorian era.

Four other examples of associated publications are:

  • The Butterflies of Essex (1997) by David Corke, published by Lopinga Books
  • The Mammals of Essex (1999) by John Dobson, published by Lopinga Books
  • The Bumblebees of Essex (2000) by Ted Benton, published by Lopinga Books
  • The Moths of Essex (2004) by Brian Goodey, published by Lopinga Books