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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

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Thurrock, East Tilbury Silt Lagoons, TQ6920077400
 
 
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Status: SSSI
Access: Open to public
Summary: Silt lagoons dating from the late 1970s/early 1980s (still too wet to walk on in 1985), now mostly dry sandy and gravelly grassland with areas of lichen heath and a certain amount of scrub invasion, adjacent to saltmarsh by River Thames.

Description:

Reason for interest: Nationally important invertebrate fauna including numerous rare and scarce species of dry grassland and lichen heath, dune, seasonally wet and saline habitats.

Comment: Originally designated for bird interest, but now extremely important for its invertebrate fauna.


site picture © Peter Harvey


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East Tilbury lichen heath
East Tilbury lichen heath
East Tilbury-footpath nesting area
East Tilbury-footpath nesting area
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons-drought stress
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons-drought stress
Fodder Vetch area
Fodder Vetch area
Sea Aster silt lagoons area
Sea Aster silt lagoons area
Lichen heath
Lichen heath
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons footpath
East Tilbury Silt Lagoons footpath

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page last edited on Tue Jan 29th 2008 by site user 3