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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are open today

We are normally open to the public at every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Early Summer recording Record Red-and-Black Froghopper Record Lavender Beetle
Record Stag Beetle
Record Misumena crab spider
Record Lily Beetle
Record Swollen-thighed Beetle Record Zebra Spider

Meetings Ahead

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Sun Jul 22nd 2018 11:00-13:00Find routeColchester Natural History Society. Gosbecks archaeological site walk - meet at Maldon Road car park. This site has grazing fields on the east of the site with two small plantations and an area of grassland on the west side that is cut and collected annually. Join the ranger, Carla Davis, on a walkabout to find what species are using the site. Please bring binoculars and any identification books/field guides you may have with you. Wear suitable/appropriate footwear for local conditions.Contact: Carla on 01206 853588 or 07866553879
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
Sun Aug 5th 2018 10:00Find routeColchester Natural History Society. Car trip to Shingle Street, Suffolk. meet at 10am at the parking area at approximately TM36794293. Shingle Street is a special site within the Suffolk coastal strip. It is characterised by the extensive shingle beach and constantly shifting shingle banks and by the grazing marshes and dykes behind the beach. Wildlife to be found includes barn owls; various mammals; grasshoppers and crickets; dragonflies and damselflies; and such plants as yellow-horned poppy, sea kale, sea pea, sea campion, viper's-bugloss, hoary mullein and the coastal yellow crisp-moss Tortella flavovirens.Sven Wair, CNHS Chairman, will lead this walk. For further information ring 07504095352
Sun Aug 5th 2018 11:00-13:00Find routeColchester Natural History Society. CBC Westlands Country Park. meet at the James Carter Road entrance. This site is old landfill which has been restored and planted with 6ha of trees whilst the rest is a mix of rough grassland, scrub and open amenity area. Join the Ranger, Carla Davis, to take a walkabout to find what species are using the site. Please bring binoculars and any identification books or field guides you may have with you. Wear suitable/appropriate footwear for local conditions.Contact: Carla on 01206 853588 or 07866553879
Tue Aug 7th 2018 Check Start TimeFind routeMoth Group. Lexden Park - meet in public carpark off Church Lane at approx grid reference TL971250. If you bring your own moth trap, you will have to bring you own power supply from batteries etc.Simon Wood. mobile: 07970 805423 email: simon.wood27@gmail.com. The start time may vary, and is weather dependent so it is vital to check with Simon beforehand.
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