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Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkIn January we are only open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Autumn recording Record Grey Squirrel Record Fly Agaric
Record Ivy Bee
Record Wild Teasel
Record Sloe, Blackthorn
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

Meetings Ahead

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Sat Jan 27th 2018 10:00Find routeERMS and EFC. Lion Pit, Chafford Gorges, Thurrock, Essex. Meet at EWT Visitor Centre, Drake Road, RM16 6RG. TQ599793. Site clearance of SSSI; please bring secaturs, loppers, etc, if you can; stout footwear, gardening gloves recommended.Contact Peter Allen 01992 630661; peter.allen6@virgin.net
Sat Feb 10th 2018 10:30-17:00Find routeEssex Moth Group annual meeting. At the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH. Lunch and refreshments £7 on the day. Essential to book in good time. Guest speakers, slide shows, specimen displays.Essential to contact Peter Harvey or Dougal Urquhart in good time beforehand if attending: Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com or dougal.urquhart@essex.gov.uk
Sat Mar 10th 2018 14:00-17:00Find routeEssex Field Club Spring Meeting and AGM. At the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH. 
Sun Mar 25th 2018 10:00Find routeERMS and EFC. Maylandsea Essex. London Clay site, for fossil Crabs, Lobsters etc. Meet at end of Parade on East side of Lawling Creek TL908029Contact Jeff Saward, no booking required
Tue Apr 3rd 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Carver Barracks. Parking in barracks or in layby opposite TL566343, permission needed to enter barracks so book ahead with leader, Packed LunchFiona Hutchings. Please book with on fiona.77h@hotmail.com well ahead so that civilian numbers can be passed on to the barracks
Sat May 5th 2018 14:00Find routeERMS and EFC. National Geoscience Week. Essex Churches Project. Broomfield Church, Church Road, Broomfield.Ian and Ros Mercer
Sat May 12th 2018 10:30Find routeERMS and EFC. National Geoscience Week. Marks Tey Brickworks Morning meeting. TL912241.Peter Allen (01 992 630661)
Sat May 12th 2018 14:00Find routeERMS and EFC. National Geoscience Week. Cudmore Grove Country Park Afternoon meeting.Peter Allen (01 992 630661)
Tue May 15th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Hadleigh Great Wood, Packed Lunch, The meeting point would be at the entrance in Warren Lane. Warren Road is accessible from Sanctuary Road which is off Woodlands Park, a continuation of Scrub Lane.Contact Roger Payne Home: 01702 301548 mobile: 07891484633
Sat May 19th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Priory Fields. Parking in car park off Bicknacre road at TL786029, Football Club car park. Packed LunchPlease contact John Cooke on 01708 223477 or jhc@johocooke.plus.com beforehand so that we can confirm numbers the day before
Sat Jun 2nd 2018 11:00Find routeGeneral Meeting. Wallasea Island. Come and help record the old and newly developing habitats at this extensive site. The Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe. Meet at Grapnell's Farm, Wallasea Island, Creeksea Ferry Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 2HD grid ref: TQ942947.Peter Harvey, email grayspeterharvey@gmail.com Tel: 01375 371571
Sat Jun 16th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Mill 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.Graham Smith Please book 01277 354034.
Thu Jun 21st 2018 10:30Find routeBotany Group with BNHS. Lee Chapel South. Monad TQ6987, Meeting at TQ692879 near the western end of 'The Knares' parking in 'Ardleigh' to the North or 'Gaynesford' to the South, approx 1km East of Laindon station, Packed Lunch.Mary Smith 01708 228921 or m.smith33gpf@gmail.com
Sat Jul 7th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Hadleigh Great Wood, Packed Lunch, The meeting point would be at the entrance in Warren Road. Warren Road is accessible from Sanctuary Road which is off Woodlands Park, a continuation of Scrub Lane.Contact Roger Payne Home: 01702 301548 mobile: 07891484633
Sun Jul 8th 2018 10:30Find routeERMS and EFC. Walton on the Naze, EWT Visitor Centre, CO14 8LE, parking at centre.Gerald Lucy (07512 156579)
Sat Jul 21st 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Curry Farm, Postcode CM0 7HL on the B1021 at Mill End, Bradwell on Sea, grid ref: TL994056. Packed Lunch.Please Book with Stephen on 01621 776547
Thu Aug 2nd 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Carver Barracks. Parking in barracks or in layby opposite TL566343, permission needed to enter barracks so book ahead with leader, Packed Lunch.Fiona Hutchings. Please book with on fiona.77h@hotmail.com well ahead so that civilian numbers can be passed on to the barracks
Sat Aug 11th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Mill 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.Graham Smith Please book 01277 354034.
Sun Aug 19th 2018 11am - 5pmFind routeThe Essex Natural History Show. The Essex Natural History Show. Activities taking place at: the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH.Contact: Peter Harvey. Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Sat Aug 25th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Priory Fields. Parking in car park off Bicknacre road, Football Club car park at TL786029. Packed Lunch.Please contact John Cooke on 01708 223477 or jhc@johocooke.plus.com beforehand so that we can confirm numbers the day before
Sat Sep 1st 2018 11:00Find routeGeneral Meeting. Wallasea Island. Come and help record the old and newly developing habitats at this extensive site. The Wallasea Island Wild Coast project is a landmark conservation and engineering scheme for the 21st century, on a scale never before attempted in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe. Meet at Grapnell's Farm, Wallasea Island, Creeksea Ferry Road, Rochford, Essex SS4 2HD grid ref: TQ942947.Peter Harvey, email grayspeterharvey@gmail.com Tel: 01375 371571
Tue Sep 4th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Carver Barracks. Parking in barracks or in layby opposite TL566343, permission needed to enter barracks so book ahead with leader, Packed Lunch.Fiona Hutchings. Please book with on fiona.77h@hotmail.com well ahead so that civilian numbers can be passed on to the barracks
Tue Sep 11th 2018 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Hadleigh Great Wood, Packed Lunch, The meeting point would be at the entrance in Warren Road. Warren Road is accessible from Sanctuary Road which is off Woodlands Park, a continuation of Scrub Lane.Contact Roger Payne. Home: 01702 301548 mobile: 07891484633
Sat Sep 22nd 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Thrift Wood Bicknacre Packed lunch. Park in wood at TL790017 off Main Road B1418 if we can get the key (check with Martin). Or in Brewers Arms car park further North along Main Road.Martin Gregory. Please book 01245 223300.
Thu Sep 27th 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Galleywood Common, Park in Heritage Centre Car Park. Packed Lunch in Heritage Centre.Mary Smith. Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Tue Oct 2nd 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Epping Forest, Oak Hill and Long Running. Meet in Green Ride car park north at TQ435, 995. Packed lunch. bring maps, compass GPS.Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Fri Oct 5th 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Blakes Wood, This Meeting has been moved from 9th Oct Parking in wood at TL775064 off Riffhams Chase. Packed Lunch.Graham Smith Please book 01277 354034.
Sat Oct 13th 2018 11:00Find routeFungus Group. Crowsheath Wood Reserve, Crowsheath Lane, Downham. Joint meeting with BNHS and WWF. Parking in reserve, on verges or in nearby Hanningfield visitors centre. Packed Lunch.Leaders: Barbara and Richard Chapman. Please book 01268 765597. Mobile on the day 07742 291986.
Tue Oct 16th 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Swan Wood, Stock. Packed Lunch. Parking in small layby or on road at TQ688992.John Cooke please book on 01708 223477, mobile on the day 07941507549 email jhc@johocooke.plus.com
Fri Oct 26th 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Warwick Wood at TQ557828, park at TQ564824, charge for parking, packed lunch.Mary Smith Please book 01708 228921, mobile on the day 07903 052095
Sat Nov 3rd 2018 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Fungus Group. Waxcap special. Starting from Fryerning Churchyard. TL 638 001. Packed lunch. Fungus group AGM after the meeting at 40 Pentland Avenue CM1 4AZ.Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Sat Dec 1st 2018 11:00-16:00Find routeAnnual Exhibition & Social. At the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park SS16 4UH, TQ738, 865Contact: Peter Harvey. Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com