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Essex Field Club
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EFC Centre at Wat Tyler Country ParkWe are closed due to the Covid-19 situation, but we are otherwise normally open to the public at our centre at Wat Tyler Country Park every Saturday, Sunday and bank holiday 11am-4pm, check. We are also normally open on Wednesdays 10am-4pm.

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Meetings guidance

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
Sat Mar 26th 2022 2pmFind route142nd AGM & and Spring Meeting of the Essex Field Club. The 142nd Annual General Meeting of the Essex Field Club and Spring Meeting will be held at 2pm on Saturday March 26th 2022 in the Cordite Room, Wat Tyler Centre, Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Essex SS16 4UH. If you travel by car, go along the A13 and turn off at the junction that includes Pitsea and the A132, then follow signs to the Wat Tyler Country Park; go past the Green Centre and use the next car park. Or there are frequent trains on the C2C network, and 15 mins walk south of Pitsea station will get you to the right place. 
Sat May 7th 2022 10.30amFind routeGeneral meeting. General meeting to Cranham Marsh, near Upminster TQ567856. Meet where Park Drive crosses Argyle Avenue, Corbets Tey, RM14 3AS. Bring packed lunch if you wish to stay all day. This Essex Wildlife Trust site has grassland, ancient woodland, marsh, and sedge fen, with some good early flowers, and should hold some interesting invertebrates.Contact Yvonne Couch, email j_couch@sky.com
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.