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Cistogaster globosa
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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 11am-4pm. We are also open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.
Early Summer recording Record Red-and-Black Froghopper Record Lavender Beetle
Record Stag Beetle
Record Misumena crab spider
Record Lily Beetle
Record Swollen-thighed Beetle Record Zebra Spider


As well as a much larger database of 2,798,966 county records for 14,325 species, we currently have ecological and phenological information on over 1,366,575, species records and 6,420 different species available here on this website (see find out more... or species search pages), as well as information on sites of interest, geology in Essex and noteworthy Essex naturalists. As a registered user, you can add to these and edit existing information.

Our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park We are normally open to the public every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We are also usually open on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm.

Chelmsford Poetry reading Poetry presentation. Thursday 22 June 4-5pm at Chelmsford Library.
Anthony Boniface will be reading poems of Natural History interest from around the world including many poems about birds from his two books The Call of the Kokako and Wild Sonnets, and a third volume which has been accepted for publication in 2018.

Cambridge Natural History Society 98th Conversazione Cambridge’s annual exhibition on the wonders of the natural world. 1:00 to 6:00 pm Friday 16th and 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Saturday 17th June 2017

Department of Zoology, Downing St, Cambridge CB2 3EJ

The Mammals of Essex by John Dobson and Darren Tansley is a hardback volume of 272 pages published in November 2014 by the Essex Field Club. It is available for £20 from John Dobson. Please contact him on 01245 224408 or . It is printed in colour throughout, there is a Foreword by Essex resident Germaine Greer and the book includes distribution maps of all resident species and reviews whales, seals, bats, rodents and carnivores as well as fossil species.  The final chapter provides identification tips for similar species and a photo-guide for identifying mammal field signs.
The Herpetological Conservation Trust, Add an Adder link Please add your records. The older you are, the more work you will need to do since they are looking for historical records and even memories!!!