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DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Mon May 23rd 2022 10.30amFind routeGeneral Meeting. Laindon Common. Car park at TQ673929. Interesting relic heathland in need of recent survey in all groups.Contact Peter Harvey, grayspeterharvey@gmail.com if you will attend.
Sat Jun 4th 2022 10:30amFind routeGeneral meeting: Manor Farm. Parking is available in the farm yard (TL 58072 16167, what3words: funded.buggy.skyrocket). Areas of interest are likely to include Poplars Wood, Poplars Shaw and adjacent bridleway edges, the reservoir edges and the River Roding on the south-east side.Contact Peter Harvey Please book grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Wed Jun 29th 2022 8pm till lateFind routeHazeleigh Wood near Maldon. Joint Moth trapping event with Colchester Natural History Society. Meet in car park off Hazeleigh Hall Lane, nearest postcode CM9 6GT. The grid ref TL834038. The site is rather out of the way, so to speak. Just follow the postcode/grid reference details and you will eventually see a sandwich board on the left, about a mile along Hazeleigh Hall Lane that points you in to the car park. This is a private site and a small £2.00 contribution will be due. We must thank the owners Maureen and John Bissell for the invitation to this moth evening in this almost unique working oak and hazel coppice woodland, first mentioned in the Doomsday Book. Please bring your own moth traps and generators if you have them; if not please do come along anyway. By this time, the Small Black Arches should be on the wing at its only site in Eastern England.Event is weather dependent. Booking required, contact Simon on simon.wood27@gmail.com
Wed Jul 13th 2022 8pm till lateFind routeGosbecks Archaeological Park, Colchester. Joint moth trapping event with Colchester Natural History Society. Meet in the car park off Maldon Road, nearest postcode CO3 0SH. Grid ref TL967228, what3words: think.prove.shaky Bring your own moth traps and generators if you have them; if not please do come along anyway. This site produced over 180 species in one evening in 2018; situated next to the Roman River Valley, the potential for interesting discoveries none-the-less remains very high.Event is weather dependant. Booking required, contact Simon on simon.wood27@gmail.com
Sat Jul 23rd 2022 10:30amFind routeGeneral meeting: Manor Farm. Parking is available in the farm yard (TL 58072 16167, what3words: funded.buggy.skyrocket). Areas of interest are likely to include Poplars Wood, Poplars Shaw and adjacent bridleway edges, the reservoir edges and the River Roding on the south-east side.Contact Peter Harvey Please book grayspeterharvey@gmail.com
Wed Jul 27th 2022 7.30pm till lateFind routeWivenhoe Woods, Wivenhoe. Joint Moth trapping event with Colchester Natural History Society Join Essex Moth Group for their first trapping session here. With this site being ancient woodland with grassland, marsh and estuary habitats nearby we hope to find some interesting species! Meeting place yet to be confirmed, book to find out more.Event is weather dependent. Booking required, contact Simon on simon.wood27@gmail.com
Sun Jul 31st 2022 9.00am (until 12.30pm)Find routeField Course: An introduction to the identification and recording of plant galls and leaf miners. Free to Club members and £10 to non-members. Meet at at Friday Woods and the Roman River; meet at 9.00am (until 12.30pm) in the layby on the B1025 Mersea Road, to the south of Colchester, CO2 0BY, TM011206.Neil Harvey, email neil.harvey@essex.gov.uk; mobile number (07702900570)
Wed Aug 10th 2022 7pm till lateFind routeLexden Springs Local Nature Reserve, Colchester. Joint Moth trapping event with Colchester Natural History Society. Meet in the parking area to the side of Spring Lane (South), nearest postcode CO3 4AN, Grid ref TL971252. What3words daisy.dare.stocks. Bring your own moth traps and generators if you have them; if not please do come along anyway. A small reserve, but with many different habitats. We have trapped here a couple of times in the last five years but the weather has never been particularly kind. Let’s hope for a change in luck this year...Event is weather dependent. Booking required, contact Simon on simon.wood27@gmail.com
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.