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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.

Meetings Ahead

You MUST download, complete and email this form to the meeting leader in good time before the meeting.

DateRoute FinderVenueLeader
dates to be confirmedFind routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
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 expected to be very high generally.

Contact Peter Harvey, grayspeterharvey@gmail.com if you want to be kept informed.
dates to be confirmedFind routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Hyde Hall RHS. We would like to plan several visits here in 2021 for Spring, Summer and Autumn, but are not presently able to confirm dates. The gardens themselves have a varied biota and are surrounded by less tended areas which we will be able to visit. Depending upon circumstances it might be necessary to book a visit with the RHS beforehand.
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
dates to be confirmedFind routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Cranham Marsh, an Essex Wildlife Trust site has a varied landscape with woodland, grassland, and freshwater habitats. Surrounded by farmland and housing. We hope to arrange a visit here this year.
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
dates to be confirmedFind routeEFC Fungal Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
The Fungal Group will arrange several visits during the Autumn months of 2021, to various sites in Essex. Dates and locations to be finalised later in the 2021.
Tony Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07939 489729.
dates to be confirmedFind routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Marks Hall Estate, We plan to have one or more visits to the estate this year.
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
Sat Aug 7th 2021 10:30Find routeJoint meeting with CHNS.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Daw's Hall Trust Nature Reserve TL886368 W3W:shop.tinted.epidemics
Contact Neil Phillips Neil_fal@yahoo.com Due to COVID, booking is essential, but please wait until 4 weeks before the date; numbers will depend on restrictions at the time; a risk assessment will need to be completed beforehand.
Sat Aug 14th 2021 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions

Hylands House, Chelmsford. Meet in car park TL679048, W3W:mugs.beast.nerve. Grassland and woods, good for Boletes. Charge for parking about £5.
Boniface Please book 01245 266316 Mobile on the day 07939 489729.Tony
Sun Aug 15th 2021 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting. Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Swaines Green, Epping. Meet at the junction of Lincolns field and Coronation hill at 10.30 TL457025 W3W: logo.sweat.rods. Parking with consideration on local roads. Swaines Green is a local nature reserve with a variety of habitats.
Contact: Yvonne Couch, email j_couch@sky.com
Mon Aug 16th 2021 10.30amFind routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
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 expected to be very high generally.

Contact Peter Harvey, grayspeterharvey@gmail.com if you want to be kept informed.
Sun Sep 5th 2021 10:30Find routeGeneral Meeting.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
General meeting to Little Belhus Country Park, Arisdale Road, South Ockendon, RM15 5SJ (opposite “Next” distribution centre, close to South Ockendon rail station). Former landfill being turned into a Country Park with older areas; woodland, meadows and ponds; part is a Local Wildlife Site for invertebrates. Meet in car park just off main road (TQ587826; 6ft height barrier); some parking on road. No toilets.
Contact: Yvonne Couch, email j_couch@sky.com
Due to COVID, booking is essential, but please wait until 4 weeks before the date; numbers will depend on restrictions at the time; a risk assessment will need to be completed beforehand.
Thu Oct 7th 2021 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Havering Country Park in Havering Atte Bower village. Site of ancient Royal Palace, with avenue of Wellingtonia trees, woodland and grassland. Limited parking, try next to church in Elmer Ave. at TQ511930 W3W: grapes.shots.rinse
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
Sat Oct 16th 2021 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Canvey Wick SSSI TQ766837 W3W:dreams.rate.worm
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
Thu Oct 21st 2021 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
Warley place TQ583907 W3W:trial.foster.loved Original gardens of Miss Wilmot, neglected and recently restored.
John Cooke email: jhc@johocooke.plus.com phone: 01708 223477. Mob: 07941507549.
Sat Nov 6th 2021 10:30Find routeEFC Fungi Group.
Proceeding under Covid-19 restrictions
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. All attendees must book beforehand, complete a Track and Trace form, and bring gloves and mask.