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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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Forthcoming meetings

DateVenue
Sat May 25th 2024
Time and date TBC
Causeway End, Felsted. Private nature reserve. TL 68327 19177 created the reserve 25 years ago from 4 agricultural fields and it now comprises spring meadow, summer meadow, woodland plantation (2000 trees), ponds and scrub/grass areas. There are badgers on the site in the hedge line. 120 orchard trees which pre-date its use as a reserve, they date from when it was organic veg growing. 4 fields, 17ha, just south of Causeway End. Park on driveway to Glandfields farmhouse opposite site (TL68181912), with pond in front. Overflow parking next door Local Hospice Lottery, CM6 3LT.
Mon May 27th 2024
10:30-15:00
Carver Barracks, Debden. This is a large tract of calcareous grassland which always seems to bring up surprising species. There are planted copses and an ancient wet woodland as well as a tract of heathland, water bodies and scrub. Please wear suitable clothing. the Met Office have a recording station at Elder Street, Wimbish and can be accessed via their app and website. Bring packed lunch. There are picnic tables and a compostable toilet in the Woodland Walk. Meet at the layby entrance for Rowney Woods TL56703439
Fri May 31st 2024
10:00 - 15:30
Northey Island. Invertebrates and botanical survey. A National Trust site with extensive recent works to establish saltmarsh habitat. Turn down South House Chase, a discreet lane opposite the bus stop on Mundon Road (TL85980537) Meeting at the causeway car park (TL86810561) around 10-10.30am. Call Rob on 07585577228 if any farm gates locked. One or two dates might mean waiting for up to 30 minutes for the tide to drop. Cross back by 4.30pm when the tide would start to cover the causeway.