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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

Meetings ahead

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Sat Jun 3rd 2017 11:00Find routeBotany Group. Harlow, Stort Valley marshes.Meet Burnt Mill Lock car park, Harlow. TL445,112 . CM20 2PS.Leader: Ken Adams. Please book: 020 8508 7863 Mobile: 07773 492260
Thu Jun 8th 2017 10:30 Find routeBotany Group. Meet TQ682822, W side of Stanford-le-Hope railway station on Fenchurch-Southend line via Grays, Park in nearby streets, Packed lunch.Mary Smith book on 01708 228921, mobile on day 07903 052095.
Sat Jun 10th 2017 11:00Find routeBotany Group. Burnham -on-Crouch. Monads TQ95-6,97. Meet Dammer Wick Farm, Marsh Road. TQ962,969 CMO8NB.Leader: Marion Miller Mobile: 07922034398
Tue Jun 13th 2017 10:30Find routeBotany Group. TQ6883 currently has 6 records, from long ago, maybe before the town of Stanford-le-Hope was built. So let us go there to see what we can find. Mainly suburban, with A13 if we feel brave enough. Railway too, but hard to access! Meeting point the small roundabout at TQ6869,8305. Car parking in nearby roads. Bring lunch.Mary Smith book on 01708 228921, mobile on day 07903 052095.
Sat Jun 17th 2017 11:00Find routeGeneral Meeting. Noakes Grove Nature Reserve, Redgates Lane, Sewards End, TL 571 388; Meet in Car Park at reserve. Map at Organic Countryside website. Packed Lunch.David Corke 01799599576, Mobile on day 07583076790. Email david@corke.biz
Wed Jun 21st 2017 19:15 for 19:30Find routeBasildon Hatural History Society & Wickford Wildlife Society. Midsummer Day Walk: Meet at Greyhound PH, Magpie Lane, Little Warley, Brentwood CM13 3DZ. Parking at PH allowed if refreshmenta are to be bought after walk. 
Sat Jun 24th 2017 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting, Friends of the Flitch Way and Associated Woodlands with EFC. Dunmow Cutting and board walk, map references TL 6094 2146 (Buttleys Lane) to TL 6230 2161 (Dunmow bypass). Parking is very limited and only a few spaces are available down Buttleys Lane so it is best if people car share. Alternative parking: * TL610 211. Rest area off southern carriageway of A120 between Dunmow South (B1008) and Dunmow west (B1256) junctions. You can climb the gate and to Buttleys Lane track, over the A120 bridge which leads to Dunmow Cutting. * TL 615 219. Tesco car park in Dunmow. Walk along B1256 pavement towards Bishops Stortford and then turn left down Buttleys Lane. * TL 603 213 High Cross Lane East car park (limited spaces). Walk along the Flitch Way bridle path east towards Great Dunmow (signposted National Cycle Network 16) this will lead you to the junction with Buttleys Lane * TL 611 217 Long layby on the B1256 between Buttleys Lane and the Tesco roundabout.John Cooke: Email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com; Phone 01708 223477; Mobile on day 0794 1507549.
Sat Jul 1st 2017 11. 00amFind routeGeneral meeting. Twinsteadhall Wood, an ancient woodland with a good number of veteran pollards on the wood bank boundaries, numerous ponds etc . Parking at surfaced timber yard TL858355, accessed along a short surfaced track from Lorkins Lane, turn onto track at TL861354.Please contact Peter Harvey if attending: 01375 371571 Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Tue Jul 4th 2017 10:30Find routeBotany Group & LNHS. Stow Maries Marshes (N side of Crouch). Meet Wickford Station (from Liverpool Str.) Cars needed.TQ745,936. SS12 OAD.Leader: Tim Pyner Please book: 01702 580402. Mobile: 07516 812404.
Sat Jul 8th 2017 10:00Find routeBasildon Hatural History Society: Butterfly Safari. Meet at 10:00 at One Tree Hill Car Park 
Sat Jul 15th 2017 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: TQ942947Peter Harvey, email grayspeterharvey@gmail.com Tel: 01375 371571
Sat Jul 22nd 2017 9:00 - mid-dayFind routeGeological Group. Highwood Quarry, Easton Park Estate, Dunmow, London Clay, Kesgrave Gravels, Lowestoft Till Hard hats and hi-vis jackets necessary (limited number will be available on day) Meet at SMC Quarry access Road, off B1256, east of A120. (turn off between Takeley and Dunmow)Peter Allen (01 992 630661). Check beforehand with Peter that visit is confirmed
Sat Jul 29th 2017 11:00Find routeBotany Group. Thorndon Park North. Meet visitor centre car park. TQ607,914. CM133RZ.Leader: Marion Miller Mobile: 07773 492260
Sat Aug 19th 2017 11:00Find routeBotany Group. . St. Lawrence Bay marshes. Meet in the Stone car park at TL952,060. Close to CM0 7NT.Leader: Marion Miller Mobile: 07922034398
Sun Aug 20th 2017 11am - 5pmFind routeThe Essex Natural History Show. Activities taking place at: The Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH. Free Entry and car parking! 
Tue Aug 22nd 2017 10.30amFind routeGeneral meeting: Chatham Green. Meet in car park at CM3 3FE. Monads TL7116 and TL7115. The Chatham Green Project is a conservation and education initiative on 400 acres of farmland in the heart of Essex. There is a 40-acre conservation and education site intended to be a biodiversity haven. The site has one pond, old woodland and extensive new tree plantations, grass meadow, ancient hedgerows and the working farm has large field margins.Please contact Peter Harvey if attending: 01375 371571 Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Sat Sep 2nd 2017 1100Find routeBotany Group. Thameside Nature Park and sea walls TQ69,78-79-80. Park at EWT Centre, Mucking Warf Road, Stanford le Hope. TQ6965,8064. SS17ORW.Leader: Enid Barrie Mobile: 07941154538
Sat Sep 9th 2017 11:00Find routeBotany Group. Hatfield Forest Lake to search for Potamogetons & Stoneworts by boat. Meet in Shell House Car Park. CM22 6NELeader: Ken Adams. Please book: 020 8508 7863 Mobile: 07773 492260
Sat Sep 16th 2017 11:00Find routeGeneral Meeting. Noakes Grove Nature Reserve, Redgates Lane, Sewards End, TL571388; Meet in Car Park at reserve; Map at Organic Countryside website; Packed Lunch.David Corke 01799599576, Mobile on day 07583076790. Email david@corke.biz
Sat Sep 16th 2017 14:00Find routeSeaweeds & Botany Groups. Bradwell on Sea and Ramsey Island. Meet at Bradwell Waterside at the end of the B1021 (TL995079) Park wherever possible. Later, drive to Ramsay Island. NOTE Start time - low water approx. 15.45.Leader: Ian Tittley Please book: 01227 365671 Mobile: 0781 829 2936
Sat Sep 23rd 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Tiptree 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 2017 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 GPSTony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07582 775754
Sat Oct 7th 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Phyllis 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 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Hockley 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
Sat Oct 14th 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group with BNHS. Marks Hill Wood walking to Hoppit Shaw, meet in car park off B1007, TQ686 875, Packed LunchRod Cole 01268 553149 email rod@jencole.plus.com
Tue Oct 17th 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. MEETING MOVED TO NEXT WEEK WEDNESDAY 25 
Sat Oct 21st 2017 11:00Find routeFungus Group. Little & 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 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Danbury 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 Oct 28th 2017 11. 00amFind routeGeneral meeting. Twinsteadhall Wood, an ancient woodland with a good number of veteran pollards on the wood bank boundaries, numerous ponds etc . Parking at surfaced timber yard TL858355, accessed along a short surfaced track from Lorkins Lane, turn onto track at TL861354. Please contact Peter Harvey if attending: 01375 371571 Email: grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Sat Nov 4th 2017 10:30Find routeFungus Group. Waxcap 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
Sat Dec 2nd 2017 11:00-16:00Find routeAnnual Exhibition & Social. At the Green Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park TQ738, 865Contact: Mary Smith 01708 228921