End to End Nature Care Summer Schedule

Rivenhall & Silver End

End to End Nature Care

Programme of Summer Activities 2016

DATE TIME ACTIVITY Photos
Saturday 16thApril21.00 James Abbott will be leading an outdoor astronomy evening on the playing field behind Silver End village Hall. All are welcome. If you have decent binoculars these may be useful. Wrap up warm and hope for clear skies.
Sunday 17thApril10.00 Nature ramble around Silver End pits. Meet in Western Arms car park. Bring binoculars/ camera.
Wednesday 20th April 19.15 Cowslip Survey. Meet in the parking area at the bottom of the track to Tarecroft Wood (TL824171). False Oxslip
Cowslip
Wednesday 27thApril19.30 Spring Plants on Pantlings Lane, Rivenhall Airfield. Meet on the lane by Allshots industrial park (TL830200). Focus on primroses if they are still in flower. Pin Primrose
Thrum Primrose
Wednesday 4thMay19.30 Barrowfield Wood, spring flowers and tree leaf burst. Meet at Rivenhall Church.
Wednesday 11thMay19.00 for 19.30 Late spring flowers and possible nightingales, Blakes Wood, Little Baddow. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 19:30 at the parking area off Riffhams Chase, Little Baddow (TL775064). Queen Hornet
Wednesday 18thMay19.00 for 19.30 Birdwatching at Layer Breton causeway, Abberton Reservoir. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 19:30 at the causeway Chinese Goose
Little Ringed Plover
Yellow Wagtail
Wednesday 25thMay19.30 Tufa spring hunt: River Walk and beyond. Meet at Spring Lodge.
Wednesday 1stJune19.00 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 8thJune19.30 Tarecroft Wood. Understorey plants and invertebrates in the coppiced area. Meet in the parking area at the bottom of the track to the Wood (TL824171).
Wednesday 15thJune19.00 for 19.30 Maldon town plants. Flora in an urban setting. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 19:30 outside Maldon library, White Horse Lane, CM9 5FW.
Wednesday 22ndJune19.30 River dipping, Watery Lane, Bradwell. Meet at Bradwell Church (TL818222). Bring wellies, nets.
Wednesday 29thJune19.30 Insect surveying. Silver End pits and Rivenhall Place. Meet in the Western Arms car park.
Wednesday 6thJuly21.30 LATE Glowworm surveying. Meet at Cressing Railway Station on Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202). Female Glowworm
Male Glowworms
Saturday 9thJuly9.30 Morning butterfly safari in Silver End area. Meet in the Western Arms car park. White Letter Hair Streak
Wednesday 13thJuly19.30 Summer Social at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) including a forum meeting and a social evening - bring a bottle and/or nibbles.
Wednesday 20thJuly19.00 for 19.30 Plant surveying in Heybridge. Meet at 19:00 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 19:30 in Asda car park, Bentalls Shopping Centre, CM9 4GD. Bring ID guides and hand lens.
Wednesday 27thJuly19.30 A visit to the Trafalgar Wood at Porters Farm on Parkgate Road (TL834193) between Silver End and Kelvedon. Followed by glowworm survey at Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202).
Wednesday 3rdAugust19.30 Black Notley churchyard (includes the memorial to John Ray) then ambling in the area, followed by glowworm surveying. Meet at Black Notley Church, off Church Road CM77 8LE. Shorthorn Bull
Wednesday 10thAugust19.00 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. Followed by glowworm hunt in Tolleshunt Knights on old railway route.
Wednesday 17thAugust19.30 Ambling in Bungate Wood, Marks Hall. Meet at Pattiswick Compasses CM77 8BG from where we will drive on. Fallow Deer

Whalebone Spring

Wednesday 24thAugust19.00 EARLY Tree fruits and molluscs/invertebrates, Tarecroft Wood, plus crepuscular signs as dusk falls. Meet in the parking area at the bottom of the track to the Wood (TL824171). Flea Beetle

Harvestman

Wednesday 31stAugust19.00 EARLY Ambling in Rivenhall Thicks and tawny owl surveying. Meet at the sugarbeet stand by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187). Thorn Apple flower

Thorn Apple

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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