Essex Field Club on Facebook

Video about the Club

Caradrina morpheus
find out more... Caradrina morpheus 3 Copyright: Graham Ekins

Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
HLF Logo A-Z Page Index

Visit Our Centre

EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe 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.
Autumn recording Record Grey Squirrel Record Fly Agaric
Record Ivy Bee
Record Wild Teasel
Record Sloe, Blackthorn
Record Garden Spider Record Nigma walckenaeri spider

Site Account

Taking inspiration from Wikipedia we would like information on sites of wildlife and geological interest to be submitted and written collaboratively by anyone with an interest. All logged on users can edit this account, and you can add new site accounts using our site form. Why not register and edit site details or add a new site?

Braintree, Glemsford Pits (disused railway line), TL8390046300
 
 
hide/show OS map  
Status: SSSI
Access: Public footpath
Summary: old railway track with friable sandy banks and adjacent lichen heath surrounded by sallow and willow with a series of old sand/gravel extraction extraction workings (SSSI) mostly wooded. The old Railway Bed supports an exceptional diversity of Plants species including both Nationally Scarce species, many of which provide valuable nectar sources for Bees and are host species to a number of regionally, Nationally declining invertebrate... (Species List to follow). The Site also supports significant Bat Populations. Analysis of Bat recordings for the location are genuinely Species Rich with 9 of the UK's 17 Species regularly recorded. Excellent site well worth a visit. One Essex hide Gems

Description:

Reason for interest: Only modern site in Essex for several very rare bees

Comment:


site picture © Peter Harvey


Sites Map
A-Z Site Index


page last edited on Sun Aug 20th 2017 by site user 93