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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
Fri May 26th 2017
Find Meeting PlaceTime of meetingVenueLeader
Sat Jun 3rd 201711:00Botany 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
Sat Jun 3rd 20179:45 - 16:00FSC Course: FOCUS ON MICRO-MOTHS OF EPPING FOREST. Field Studies Centre - Epping Forest This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in moths. If you've already taken an interest in the larger moths the course will help you extend into the smaller species, but with excellent books now available it's possible to start off with micro-moths, many of which can be found by day. Book via FSC http://www.field-studies-council.orgMartin Harvey
Thu Jun 8th 201710:30 Botany 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 201711:00Botany 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 201710:30Botany 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 201711:00General 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
Sat Jun 17th 20179:30 - 16:30FSC Course: Identifying Summer Moths. Field Studies Centre - Flatford Mill We’ll be using live moth traps (set the evening before the course in different habitats) to catch a sample of the moths on the wing overnight. Once the traps are emptied and the animals safely stored in plastic pots, we’ll introduce you to the fascinating challenges of identifying macro-moths (the larger ones!) down to species, wherever possible. Book via FSC http://www.field-studies-council.orgEdward Jackson
Wed Jun 21st 201719:15 for 19:30Basildon 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 201710:30General 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:; Phone 01708 223477; Mobile on day 0794 1507549.