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Essex Field Club
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. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Summer recording Record Goats-rue Record Wild Carrot
Record Spear Thistle
Record comb-footed spider
Record Wasp Spider
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

Meetings ahead

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
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:
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
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
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
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:
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