End to End Nature Care Summer Schedule

Rivenhall & Silver End

End to End Nature Care

Programme of Summer Activities 2015

DATE TIME ACTIVITY Photos
Wednesday 22nd April 19.15 Cowslip Survey. Meet in the parking area at the bottom of the track to Tarecroft Wood (TL824171). False Oxslip
Cowslip
Wednesday 29thApril19.30 Looking for newts in the ponds around Tarecroft: meet at Stoverns Hall Farm (TL825172) Bring torches to check the ponds for newts.
Wednesday 6thMay19.30 Spring plants and general nature amble on Pantlings Lane, Rivenhall Airfield. Meet on the lane by Allshots industrial park (TL830200).
Wednesday 13thMay 19.30 Late spring plants and general nature amble in Rivenhall Thicks. Meet at the sugarbeet stand by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187). Early Purple Orchid
Wednesday 20thMay19.30 Birdwatching and some aquatic surveying at Whetmead reserve, Witham. Meet behind the sewage works on Blackwater Lane (TL827138). Bring binoculars and ID guides.
Saturday 23rdMaytbc Charcoal burn with Arthur Marshall at Stovern's Hall Farm. Numbers are limited so if you are interested please book in advance. Likely to last much of the day.
Wednesday 27thMay19.30 Plant identification using a Vegetative Key. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm. Bring hand lens.
Wednesday 3rdJune19.30 River Walk Wildlife with Sue Manning. Botany, river animals and bats. Meet at Mill Lane car park, Witham. Bring hand lens and bat detector. Southern Marsh Orchid
Ragged Robin
Bridge Mural
Wednesday 10thJune19.30 Silver End botany. Survying local hedgerows, particularly to monitor the sulphur clover population. Meet at the Western Arms. Bird's Foot Trefoil
Meadow Vetchling
White Bryony
Cut Leaved Cranesbill
Wednesday 17thJune19.00 for 19.30 National Plant Monitoring Scheme at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough CO5 7RZ. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm at 19:00 to car share or at Abbotts Hall at 19:30. Bring hand lens and plant ID guides.
Wednesday 24thJune19.30 Moths and other invertebrates at Rivenhall Thicks. Meet at the sugarbeet stand by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187. Bring hand lens. Lycosid spiders
Newt tadpole
Smooth Newt
A small water beetle
Simon donating blood
A spider
Toad
A millipede
Wednesday 1stJuly19.30 Glowworm surveying. Meet at Cressing Railway Station on Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202). We will amble in the local area before completing the survey after dark. Bring a torch.
Wednesday 8thJuly19.30 Summer Social at Stovern's Hall Farm. Plant and invertebrate surveying in Wilson's pond, plant survey of Rickstones Road verge, plus a Committee meeting and a social evening - bring a bottle and/or nibbles.
Wednesday 15thJuly19.30 Ambling in the White Notley area. Meet at the Cross Keys pub, White Notley (try not to park in their car park though as we would fill it up). Followed by glowworm surveying at Cressing. Dor Beetle
Mating Glowworms
Female Glowworm
Glowworm
Glowworm
Wednesday 22ndJuly19.00 for 19.30 Danbury Common. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at 19:30 in the Armoury car park, just past the Cricketers Arms (TL779046) in Danbury. Common Cow-wheat
Wood Sage
Wednesday 29thJuly19.00 for 19.30 National Plant Monitoring Scheme at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough CO5 7RZ. Second visit. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm at 19:00 to car share or at Abbotts Hall at 19:30. Bring hand lens and plant ID guides.
Wednesday 5thAugust19.30 Silver End Pits for wild flowers and dragonflies, etc. Meet at the Western Arms. Followed by glowworm surveying at Cressing.
Wednesday 12thAugust19.00 for 19.30 Woodham Walter including the remains of the Hall. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at Woodham Walter church (TL809067) at 19:30.
Wednesday 19thAugust19.30 Building bird and bat boxes at Stovern's Hall Farm. It is useful to bring some basic carpentry tools if you can.
Wednesday 26thAugust19.00 EARLY Coleman's reservoir for birds and then bats when the light fades. Bring binoculars and bat detectors. Parking should be available at the entrance from Braxted Road. Waxing Gibbous Moon
2 bats (Daubenton's?)
More bats
Wednesday 16thSeptember19.30 Building owl box for St Mary's church at Stovern's Hall Farm.

N.B. Some details may change. If you are unsure of specifics for any activity, please call Simon on 01621 810141 or 07947 388180. Any events marked with an asterisk are organised by other groups. Simon has more details if required. Evenings with a guest guide/expert may involve a small charge, usually 2.00.

For details of all group activities telephone Simon on 01621 810141 / 07947 388180
or E Mail simon@e2e.silverend.org

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