Our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park We are also usually open to the public on Wednesdays between 10am and 4pm. Except during January, we are normally also open every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday between 11am and 4pm. We will be closed the weekend 29 - 30 September because of the major event Basildon Heritage will be holding in the Green Centre "Forget Never, a World War I commemoration".
|Geronimo the grasshopper published.|
The second book in the Insect Adventures series of children’s stories tells the tale of Geronimo the grasshopper, as he learns to jump higher and goes on an exciting adventure when he leaves his heathland home. Will he return in time to win the Mould Medal in the Heathland Games? The book was published by the Essex Field Club in July 2017 and has a foreword by Jimmy Doherty. The illustrations are by Andrea Ellis of Unequi Science & Creativity. To buy the book (£5.99 + £1.50 UK p&p) visit http://timsinsectadventures.blogspot.co.uk/p/geronimo-grasshopper.html .
The books in the Insect Adventures series are designed to appeal to children between the ages 5-8 who are able to read alone or they can be read by parents at bedtime. The stories are split into eight easy to read chapters and introduce children to the lives of insects and how they adapt and survive in the wild.
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 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!!!