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Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
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Improve your skills. Join our field meetings and as well as enjoying the social side of the meetings, get expert help from specialists on identification and field survey techniques:

Fri Aug 10th 2018 Saltmarshes: Botany & Ecology.  Non-residential £53, 20% reduction to members of the Essex Field Club This course covers the recognition and identification of the higher plants of saltmarsh and saline dyke habitats and the zonation of saltmarsh vegetation. Participants will be able to explore the extensive saltmarshes surrounding the Wat Tyler Country Park and work together on recording transects across the saltings. The level is suitable for beginners, for which the FSC foldout chart Saltmarsh Plants of Britain will be supplied, together with more specialized illustrated keys to critical genera for more advanced participants.

This course runs from 09.45 to 17.00 and the course price includes FSC foldout 'Saltmarsh Plants of Britain' and lunch at the Wat Tyler Cafe. Saltmarshes: Botany and Ecology @ The Green Centre is led by The Essex Botanical Society in collaboration with Epping Forest Field Centre. The venue for this course is the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex SS16 09.45 Registration and refreshments at the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park Contact: Tutor: Ken Adams. Places: 14. Book with FSC, details above.

Ken Adams is BSBI, BBS and Essex Field Club: Higher Plant, Fern and Bryophyte recorder for Essex. He co-authored the second Flora of Essex (1974) and is working on the third Flora of the county.