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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkOur centre is available for visits on a pre-booked basis on Wednesdays between 10am - 4pm. The Club’s activities and displays are also usually open to the public on the first Saturday of the month 11am - 4pm.

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About the Essex Field Club
Essex Field Club
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County Recorders


The Recorders compile and maintain detailed records of Essex flora, fauna and geology. They welcome records from members, specialists and other naturalists and these should include species, date of observation, location, name of recorder, who identified the species and, where possible, a six-figure grid reference and any habitat or other relevant ecological data. They will also assist with identification and answer queries on their subjects but where a written reply is necessary please enclose a stamped addressed envelope. If no contact details are given here please contact us.

The data are maintained to a high level of scientific integrity by our specialist county recorders, many of whom are national recording scheme organisers or recognised national specialists, a task we have undertaken in its current form for 60 years.


Flowering Plants & Bryophytes: K.J. Adams BSc, PhD, 63 Wroths Path, Baldwins Hill, Loughton, Essex IG10 1SH. Tel. 020 8508 7863

Veteran trees: M.W. Hanson, 3 Church Road, Boreham, Essex CM3 3EG.

Marine Algae (seaweeds): I Tittley, Department of Botany, Natural History Museum, London.

Fungi: Tony Boniface, 40 Pentland Avenue, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 4AZ

Lichens: J. Skinner; email


Bumblebees: Professor E. Benton, 13 Priory Street, Colchester, Essex CO1 2PY

Diptera (except Larger Brachycera): Phil Collins, 11 Tudor Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3DE; email

Diptera (Larger Brachycera): N.R. Harvey BSc, MIEEM; email

Galls: J.P. Bowdrey, Hill Cottage, 10 Dennys Lane, Kelsale, Saxmundham, Suffolk IP17 2PD; email

Heteroptera: P. Kirby PhD; email

Hymenoptera: P.R. Harvey BSc, 32 Lodge Lane, Grays, Essex RM16 2YP;

Lepidoptera (butterflies): Rob Smith, 165a Warley Hill, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3AG Tel: 01277 262460; email:

Lepidoptera (moths) P.R. Harvey BSc; email
use Essex Moth Group link for id help/

Marine invertebrates: S. Taylor; email

Mollusca: S. Taylor; email

Neuroptera: C.W. Plant BSc, FRES; email

Odonata: Neil Phillips; email:

Orthoptera: Tim Gardiner BSc, PhD, FBNA, Environment Agency, Fisheries, Recreation & Biodiversity (FRB), Iceni House, Cobham Road, Ipswich, Suffolk IP3 9JD; email

Spiders and other Arachnida: P.R. Harvey BSc; email

Trichoptera (Caddisflies): Graham Ekins, 35 Church Road, Boreham, Essex CM3 3BN; email

Woodlice: P.R. Harvey BSc; email


Bats: Tim Sapsford, The Cottage, Green Lane, Althorne, Essex CM3 6BQ; email:

Fish: Johnnie Johnson, 25 Stephens Crescent, Horndon on the Hill, Essex SS17 8LZ. Tel: 07884966516; email:

Mammals: J.P. Wright, 47 Chalkwell Park Drive, Leigh-on-Sea, Essex. SS9 1NH; email

Reptiles & Amphibians: Jim Silverstone, 11 Firsgrove Crescent, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5JL; Tel. 07754 740424; email


Geology: Peter Allen; email