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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

Fungus Group

Date of meetingTime of meetingVenueLeader
Mon Apr 30th 201210:30amPheasanthouse Wood & Woodham Walter Common. Meet at Dukes Orchard, Spring Elms Lane, Lt. Baddow. CM3 4SG.TQ 7864,0730. Packed lunch.Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book: 01245 223300.
Wed Sep 19th 201211:00amChange of venue from programme. Coombe Wood. The site is in Thundersley adjacent to the northern side of the A13 at Bread and Cheese Hill. Suggested parking is on Rhoda Road North. This is effectively a cul-de-sac, the only access is from the north end (Thundersley Church Road), and the south end (unmade) at the A13 has a barrier to traffic. There would also be space for parking on Thundersley Church Rd. The best point of entry would then be the bridle path entrance where the made and unmade parts meet (near the southern, A13, end). The grid ref. is TQ781,882. Bring a packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921. Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Sun Sep 23rd 201210:30amMill Meadows, Billlericay. Joint meeting of EFC, Mill Meadows Society and Wickford Wildlife Group.Meet in car park by Scouts Hut in Green Farms Lane, Billericay. TQ 683,941 (Very limited parking so please car share if possible).Leader: Barbara Chapman. Please book 01268 765597. Mobile on the day 07742 291986.
Fri Sep 28th 201210:30amDanbury Common, Backwarden N.R. Meet in the car park at TL7801,0404. Packed lunch.Leader: Graham Smith. Please book: 01277 354034.
Thu Oct 4th 201210:30amAveley. Belhus Woods Country Park. Warwick & Brickiln Woods. Meet in the car park at TQ564,825. Free parking pass from leader on arrival (change from details on January newsletter programme sheet).Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921.Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Wed Oct 10th 201210:30amEpping forest, Great Monk Wood. Meet in the New Ride car park on the east side of Epping New Road at TQ4176,9826. Tea and cakes afterwards at 63 Woths Path.Leaders: Tony Boniface & Ken Adams. Please book 01245 266316.Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Mon Oct 15th 201210:30amGosfield, Broaks Wood & Shardlowes Woods. Meet in car park at TL7866,3147. Packed lunch.Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book:01245 223300.
Thu Oct 25th 201211:00amPitsea, Wat Tyler Country Park. Meet at the Green Centre car park TQ7782,8660. Packed lunch.Leaders: Tony Boniface & Ken Adams. Please book 01245 266316.Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Sat Nov 3rd 201210:30amWaxcap Special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard. TL 638,001. Packed lunch. Fungus Group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue, CM1 4AZ.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754..
Sat Nov 10th 201210:00-5:00Microfungi Microscope day. EFC Wat Tyler Green Centre.TQ738,865. [bring Ellis & Ellis if you have one]. Beginners welcome. Refreshments on site.Leaders: Martin Gregory & Ken Adams. Please book: 0208 508 7863.
Mon May 6th 201310.30amGosfield, Broaks Wood & Shardlowes Woods. Meet in car park at TL7866,3147. Packed lunch.Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book: 01245 223300.
Wed Sep 18th 201310.30amEpping forest, Great Monk Wood. Meet in the New Ride car park on the east side of Epping New Road at TQ4176,9826. Tea and cakes afterwards at 63 Wroths Path.Leaders: Tony Boniface & Ken Adams. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Thu Sep 26th 201310.30amSwan Wood, Stock. Meet in the layby in Swan Lane opposite southern entrance to the wood at TQ688,992. Packed lunch.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Mon Sep 30th 201310.30amHockley Woods. Meet in car park at Gt. Bull Wood, entrance off Main Road, Hockley, just east of the Bull Pub. TQ8335,9238. Packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921. Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Wed Oct 9th 201310.30amCoombe Wood, Thundersley.). Park in Rhoda Rd.Nth. by woodland, access via Thundersley Church Lane only. TQ781,882. Packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921. Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Sat Oct 19th 201310.30amLangdon Hills - Hall Wood. Meet in car park just south of St. Mary's Church, at top end of Old Church Hill. TQ677,864. Packed lunch.Leaders: Rodney Cole and Tony Boniface.01268.553149 (and 01245 266316). Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Tue Oct 22nd 201310.30amDanbury Common & Hitchcock's Meadows. Meet in main DC car park at TQ781,043. Packed lunch.Leader: Graham Smith. Please book: 01277 354034.
Sat Nov 2nd 201310.30amWaxcap Special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard.TL 638,001 Packed lunch. Fungus Group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue, CM1 4AZ.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Tue Sep 23rd 201410.30amBelfairs-Hadleigh Great Wood N.R. Meet in Warren Road at TQ8217,8744.Leader: John Cooke. Please book: 01708 223477 Mobile on the day. 07941 507549.
Mon Sep 29th 201410.30amPheasanthouse Farm & Birch Wood. Meet at farm top of lane beside Dukes Orchard off Spring Elms Lane. TQ786,0687. Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book. Please book: 01245 223300.
Thu Oct 9th 201410.30amHockley Woods. Meet in car park at Gt. Bull Wood, entrance off Main Road, Hockley, just east of the Bull Pub. TQ8335,9238. Packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921. Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Mon Oct 13th 201410.30amEpping Forest, meet in Broadstrood car park on NE side of Goldings Hill. TQ4287,9861. Display+tea & cakes afterwards at 63 Wroths Path.Leaders: Tony Boniface & Ken Adams. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Sun Oct 19th 201410.30amCrowsheath Wood, joint with Wickford & Basildon NHSocs. Meet at entrance in Crowsheath Lane at TQ7244,9655. Fungi to be displayed at Hanningfield EWT Centre.Leaders: Tony Boniface, Barbara Chapman & Rodney Cole. Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Fri Oct 24th 201410.30amOctober Friday 24th. 10.30 Fungus Group. Galleywood Common. Meet in main car park off Margaretting Road TL 703 024. Packed lunch. Room booked for display of specimens at Keene Hall, Galleywood.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Sat Nov 1st 201410.30amWaxcap Special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard.TL 638,001 Packed lunch. Fungus Group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue, CM1 4AZ.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day. 07582 775754
Wed Sep 30th 201510.30amHockley woods. Meet in car park at Gt. Bull wood, entrance off Main Rd, Hockley, just east of the Bull pub. TQ8335 9238. Packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Tue Oct 6th 201510.30amBroaks wood. Meet in the car park on Hedingham Rd, A1017 two miles east of Halstead. TL784, 317. Packed lunch.Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book 01245 223300
Fri Oct 9th 201510.30amJoint meeting with the BNA. Galleywood Common. Meet in the second car park on left in Margaretting Rd next to the Heritage Centre.CM2 8TR. Packed lunch. There will be a small donation to cover the cost of the Heritage marquee from 1.00 to 3.00 for an identification session.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Mon Oct 12th 201510.30amEpping Forest. Oak Hill and Long Running. Meet in Green Ride car park north at TQ435, 995. Packed lunch. Examine fungi with tea and cakes at 63 Wroths path afterwards.Leaders: Ken Adams and Tony Boniface. Please book 020 8508 7863 Mobile on the day 07773 492260
Sat Oct 17th 201510.00am Joint meeting with Wickford & Basildon N.H. Societies. Langdon Hills area. Meet in car park just south of St. Mary's Church at top end of Old Church Hill. TQ677, 864. Packed lunch.Leaders: Barbara Chapman, Tony Boniface & Rod Cole. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Fri Oct 23rd 201510.30amTiptree Heath. Meet in car park off B1022 at TL883, 147. Packed lunch.Leaders: Barbara & Richard Chapman & Tony Boniface. Please book 01268 765597. Mobile on the day 07742 291986
Thu Oct 29th 201510.30amLittle & Great Bendysh Woods. Meet and park on left verge at Radwinter End just before Swan's farm. CB10 2VD. TL618. 396. Packed lunch.Leaders : Ken Adams & Tony Boniface. Please book 020 8508 7863. Mobile on the day 07773 492260
Sat Oct 31st 201510.30amLichens & fungi in Thorndon Park South. Meet and park off the A128 on the side of a long track leading to the centre TQ633. 899 (charge currently £3) Centre at end of track TQ631. 898 Packed lunch.Leaders: John Skinner & Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316. Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Sat Nov 7th 201510.30amWaxcap Special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard TL638. 001. Packed lunch.Fungus Group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue CM1 4AZLeader: Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Wed Sep 21st 201610.30amWarwick Wood. Meet in Belhus Wood car park off Romford Road (Charge for parking) RM15 4XJ. TQ 564 824. Packed lunch.Leader: John Cooke. Please book 01708 223477 Mobile on the day 07941 507549.
Wed Sep 28th 201610.30amDanbury Country Park. Meet at eastern car park at TL 772 047 Woodhill Road, slightly SW of village of Danbury. Packed lunch Car park fee.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Wed Oct 5th 201610.30amThorndon Park South. Meet and park off the A128 on the side of a long track leading to the centre. TQ 633 899. (Current charge £5) Packed lunch.Leader: Tony Boniface. Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754.
Mon Oct 10th 201610.30amMill Green Common. Off road parking at TL 638 012 opposite the Cricketer's Pub but the entrance is concealed from the road until you are close to it. Packed lunch.Leader: Graham Smith. Please book 01277 354034.
Sun Oct 16th 201610.30amJoint meeting with Basildon N. S. Soc. and Wickford Wildlife Soc. Pound Wood. Daws Heath Road. Meet and park in volunteers car park on road corner at reserve entrance. TQ 816 888 Packed lunch.Leaders: Barbara Chapman and Tony Boniface. Please book 01268 765597. Mobile on the day 07742 291986.
Thu Oct 20th 201610.30amBlakes Wood. Riffams Chase, Little Baddow. Meet in wood car park TL 775 064. Packed lunch.Leader: Martin Gregory. Please book 01245 223300.
Tue Oct 25th 201610.30amHockley Woods. Meet in car park (small charge) at top of hill. TQ 833 923. Entrance is off Main Road, Hockley just east of the Bull Pub. Packed lunch.Leader: Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921. Mobile on the day 07903 052095.
Sat Sep 23rd 201710:30Tiptree Heath. Meet in car park off B1022 at TL883 147. Packed lunch.John Cooke please book on 01708 223477, mobile on the day 07941507549 email jhc@johocooke.plus.com
Tue Oct 3rd 201710:30Epping Forest, Oak Hill and Long Running. Meet in Green Ride car park north at TQ435, 995. Packed lunch. bring maps, compass GPSTony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Sat Oct 7th 201710:30Phyllis Curry Nature Reserve. Follow signs to Great Leighs off the A130. Turn LEFT at the pub on right (used to be Queen Anne's Castle) towards Felsted for 3/4 mile and turn right into Dumney Lane. Packed lunch Limited parking Max 15 at the most, so please car share.Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316
Wed Oct 11th 201710:30Hockley Wood (West). Meet in car park (small charge) at top of hill. TQ 833 923. Entrance is off Main Road, Hockley, just east of the Bull Pub. Packed lunch.Mary Smith Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Tue Oct 17th 201710:30MEETING MOVED TO NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY 25 
Sat Oct 21st 201711:00Little & Great Bendysh Woods. Meet and park on left verge at Radwinter End just before Swan's Farm. CB10 2VD. Packed lunch.Graham Smith Please book 01277 354034.
Wed Oct 25th 201710:30Danbury Country Park, Woodhill Road, slightly SW of village of Danbury. Packed lunch Car park fee.Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Sat Nov 4th 201710:30Waxcap special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard. TL 638 001. Packed lunch. Fungus group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue CM1 4AZTony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754