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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 taken place

Date of meetingTime of meetingVenueLeader
Sun Jan 1st 201710:00Basildon Natural History Society. Annual walk around Marks Hill and Hoppit Shaw. Meet at 10:00 am at Delmores car park SS16 6LRBooking not necessary.
Sat Feb 11th 201711:30Basildon Natural History Society - Birdwatch. Two Tree Island. Meet at first car park on the left after crossing the creek bridge. Nearest postcode SS9 2GBBooking not necessary
Sat Feb 11th 201710:30Essex Field Club with Essex Rock and Mineral Society. Globe Pit, Little Thurrock (subject to confirmation from Natural England) Check beforehand with Peter that visit is confirmed. Site clearance and observation of Grays Brickearth. Hard hats and gloves recommended. Tools provided but please bring secateurs, loppers, etc. if possible. Meet at corner of Newburgh Road and Rectory RoadPeter Allen (01 992 630661) [078 31 004 303 - use on day only] Check beforehand with Peter that visit is confirmed
Sun Feb 12th 201710:30-17:00Essex Moth Group annual meeting. At the Green Centre, Wat Tyler C.P. Lunch and refreshments £7 on the day. Please book. Guest speakers, slide shows, specimen displays.Essential to contact Peter Harvey or Dougal Urquhart if attending: Email: or
Sat Feb 18th 201710:00-16:00Essex Gem and Mineral Show. Organised by the Essex Rock and Mineral Society. North Romford Community Centre, Clockhouse Lane, Collier Row RM5 3QT. Visitors welcome. Free parking but come early. 
Sat Mar 11th 201714:00-17:00Essex Field Club Spring Meeting and AGM. Hall of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Melbourne Ave. North side Chelmsford CM1 3DU. TL689,083 
Sat Mar 18th 20179:30 - 16:30FSC Course: Identifying Spring Moths . Field Studies Centre - Flatford Mill 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, You will be introduced to the challenges of identifying macro-moths (the larger ones!) down to species. Book via FSC http://www.field-studies-council.orgEdward Jackson
Sun Apr 23rd 201711:00Essex Field Club with Essex Rock and Mineral Society and the Geologists Assoc. Walton-on-the-Naze. Red Crag and London Clay Meet at the new Naze Visitor Centre near the Naze TowerGerald Lucy (07512 156579)

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