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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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As well as a much larger database of 2,521,469 county records for 14,101 species, we currently have ecological and phenological information on over 1,330,650, species records and 6,405 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.


BRITISH NATURALISTS’ ASSOCIATION National Conference 2017 "A Decade of Change 2007 - 2017" to be held on Saturday 6th May at The Forest School, Snaresbrook, London E17 3PY

Download BNA 2017 programme


Our digitisation project is available. It provides easy access and searching of all our publications back to 1880.


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!!!