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Essex Field Club
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DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Sat Sep 17th 2022 10.30-1.30pmFind routeField Course: Shieldbugs and Ladybirds. A wide variety of shieldbugs and ladybirds are found at Rainham Marshes. We will search for and learn to identify the different species in the field. The course is suitable both for beginners and those with a bit more experience who would like to see some less common species. The course will be led by Yvonne Couch of the Essex Field Club, in partnership with the RSPB, and there will be a small charge for all participants, which includes reserve entrance fee. All equipment will be provided. Venue: RSPB Rainham Marshes, New Tank Hill Road, Purfleet RM19 1SZ. Please book and pay via RSPB Rainham Marshes: https://events.rspb.org.uk/events/21236 . Spaces are limited to 12 adults.Yvonne Couch
Sat Oct 15th 2022 10:30Find routeNorsey Wood Soc with EFC Fungi Group. Norsey wood, Car Park TQ690956, W3W:leader.sugar.tricks. Table next to Car Park to collect and identify specimens found in the woodTony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07939 489729.
Tue Oct 18th 2022 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group. Swan and Cygnet woods, and Hankin's wood, Stock. Optional Packed Lunch. Parking in small layby or on road at TQ688992.John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
Tue Oct 25th 2022 10:30amFind routeEFC Fungi Group. Tiptree Heath car park at TL882148, W3W:carver.tested.motivates. nearest Postcode:CO5 0PT. Packed lunch optional. Varied habitats with some of the last remaining heath in Essex.Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07939 489729.
Sat Oct 29th 2022 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group. Waxcap special. Fryerning Churchyard. TL 638 001 W3W:front.hunt.model. Packed lunch optional.Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07939 489729.
dates to be confirmedFind routeGeneral Meeting. Middlewick Ranges Local Wildlife Site. Meetings are planned for May/June, July/August and October. We will only be able to confirm the field trip dates about a month in advance, due to the late advertising of firing times. The meeting place is at the army post on Mersea Road - TM005229. Park in Queen Elizabeth Way opposite.

The site is diverse, with large areas of acid grassland, gorse and broom scrub, and a patch of relict heath. The site is most noted for its Hymenoptera, but the invertebrate and other interest is known to be very high generally.

Contact Peter Harvey, grayspeterharvey@gmail.com if you want to be kept informed.