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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 every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
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Meetings in the next month

The following meetings are being held in the next four weeks

Current date
Mon Jul 16th 2018
Find Meeting PlaceTime of meetingVenueLeader
Tue Jul 17th 2018Check start timeMoth Group. Westlands Country Park - meet at gates to Park in James Carter Road at approx grid reference TL965234 Roadside parking available. 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.
Tue Jul 17th 201819:00-21:00Colchester Natural History Society. 9pm CBC Cymbeline Meadows Evening Wildlife Walk. Meet at the small carpark near the tennis courts on the Chase Way off Spring Lane / Bakers Lane CO3 4AZ. FREE, just turn up, no booking required. Join the site Ranger looking at plants, birds, insects and other wildlife on this pleasant evening circular walk through Cymbeline Meadows. It is hoped that an updated wildlife information panel will be produced for the site later in the year so the aim is to collate an extensive list of wildlife, including photos, to help towards the production of this sign.Further information call site ranger, Sonya Lindsell, on 07770814282
Sat Jul 21st 201810:30General 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
Sun Jul 22nd 201811:00-13:00Colchester 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 201810:30General 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 201810:00Colchester 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 201811:00-13:00Colchester 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 2018Check Start TimeMoth 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 201810:30General 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.