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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 in the next month

The following meetings are being held in the next four weeks

Current date
Mon Apr 24th 2017
Find Meeting PlaceTime of meetingVenueLeader
Thu Apr 27th 201711:00Botany Group. East Mersea for sea wall and saltings. Meet in car park corner of Ivy Lane. TM0665,1531.Leader: Ken Adams. Please book: 020 8508 7863
Sat May 6th 201711:00General Meeting. Rowney Wood. A large ancient oxlip wood which was planted up with conifers in the 1950s but has now to a large degree been returned to native deciduous by the Forestry Commission. In need of some up-to-date survey for most groups. Park and meet in the layby near Carver Barracks at TL566343.Peter Harvey, email grayspeterharvey@gmail.com Tel: 01375 371571
Thu May 11th 2017eveningBasildon Hatural History Society: Members only: Fingringhoe nightingales. Evening Guided walk, about 1 mile, to hear these amazing birds. Meet at Visitor Centre, Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve, South Green Road, Fingringhoe, CO5 7DN. Car sharing encouraged. Cost £6, must be booked and paid for in advance via Meetings Secretary as group size is limited, closing date 12 April. No charge for early arrival at FingringhoeContact Meetings Secretary: Mavis Waylett, 01268 544856
Sat May 13th 201711:00General 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 May 13th 20179:30Geological Group. Bulls Lodge Quarry, Boreham, Chelmsford, London Clay, Kesgrave Gravels, Lowestoft Till. Hard hats and hi-vis jackets necessary (limited number will be available on day). Meet on the Hanson Quarry access road (TL 742 101) (off Generals Lane, off Boreham interchange roundabout) Sorry - no under 18sPeter Allen (01 992 630661). Check beforehand with Peter that visit is confirmed
Tue May 16th 201710.30amGeneral 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
Thu May 18th 201711:00Botany Group. Strethall Field TL48-9,41 for rare poppies, fumatories and meadow rue. Meet Howe Wood Cross Roads. Strethall. TL489,403.Leader: Ken Adams. Please book: 020 8508 7863 Mobile: 07773 492260
Sun May 21st 201713:00Cancelled. CANCELLED Leader: Ian Tittley Please book: 01227 365671 Mobile: 0781 829 2936