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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 on Saturdays, Sundays and bank holidays 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-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
Tue May 22nd 2018
Find Meeting PlaceTime of meetingVenueLeader
Sat Jun 2nd 201811:00General 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: TQ942947.Peter Harvey, email grayspeterharvey@gmail.com Tel: 01375 371571
Tue Jun 5th 201819:00 approxMoth Group. Lexden Springs - meet at the northern end of Spring Lane, layby parking available, approx grid reference TL971252. 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 Jun 9th 201810.30General Meeting. Carver Barracks. Meet at layby opposite TL566343, permission needed to enter barracks so book ahead with leader, Packed LunchFiona Hutchings. Please book with on fiona.77h@hotmail.com well ahead so that civilian numbers can be passed on to the barracks
Sun Jun 10th 201811:00-13:00Colchester Natural History Society. CBC Lexden Park walk. Meet at the car park off Church Lane. This site has a mix of wildflower meadow, woodland and a lake, with an area of scheduled ancient monument that dates back to the late Iron Age. Join the Ranger, Carla Davis, on a walk to find out 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.Carla on 01206 853588 or 07866553879
Tue Jun 12th 201819:00Colchester Natural History Society. Evening visit to EWT Weeleyhall Wood, Weeley. We will meet at the car park by the church in Church Lane at approximately TM15422148. From there we will walk to the wood. Usually parts of the wood are quite muddy, so wellingtons may be advisable, although in the autumn of 2017 we were surprised by how dry the ground was. In the autumn, we visited Weeleyhall Wood to look at some of the mosses and liverworts to be found there. We will return for this late spring/early summer visit. Some of the plants to look out for include yellow archangel and climbing corydalis, as well as a range of ferns. There is also the chance of hearing a singing nightingale. CNHS Chairman Sven Wair. For further information ring 07504095352
Sat Jun 16th 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.
Tue Jun 19th 2018Check Start TimeMoth Group. Gosbecks - meet in public carpark close to roundabout at junction of B1022 Maldon Road and Cunobelin Way, approx grid reference TL967228 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.
Thu Jun 21st 201810:30Botany Group with BNHS. Lee Chapel South. Monad TQ6987, Meeting at TQ692879 near the western end of 'The Knares' parking in 'Ardleigh' to the North or 'Gaynesford' to the South, approx 1km East of Laindon station, Packed Lunch.Mary Smith 01708 228921 or m.smith33gpf@gmail.com