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Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
registered charity
no 1113963
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We are open today

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

What we do

  • We undertake the reliable recording of the flora, fauna and geology of the county and the development of better understanding of the distribution, status, ecology, phenology and autecology of species
  • The Club’s County Recorders compile, maintain and verify the primary non-bird biological database for the county
  • We compile, maintain and publish the Essex Red Data list for the county.
  • The Club has a key role in nature conservation and the support of the Essex Biodiversity Action Plan
  • We promote the publication of natural history guides, surveys and scientific work for Essex
  • The Club incorporates specialist mammal, bird, invertebrate, flowering plant, fungi and geology groups
  • We hold up to 50 field meetings each year at which beginners are welcome