ESSEX FIELD CLUB RECORDERSThe 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
Coleoptera (beetles): R.G. Payne MSc, MIBiol, 11 Cliff Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7AJ; email
Diptera (except hoverflies and Larger Brachycera): Phil Collins, 11 Tudor Gardens, Upminster, Essex RM14 3DE; email
Diptera (Larger Brachycera): N.R. Harvey BSc, MIEEM; email
Diptera (Syrphidae - hoverflies): R.G. Payne MSc, MIBiol, 11 Cliff Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex SS0 7AJ; 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
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Marine invertebrates: S. Taylor; email
Mollusca: S. Taylor; email
Neuroptera: C.W. Plant BSc, FRES; email
Odonata: Neil Phillips, Wat Tyler Country Park at Pitsea Hall Lane, Pitsea, Basildon, Essex SS16 4UH 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: G.R. Ward BSc, DipGeochem, AMA, FGS, FMinSoc