End to End Nature Care Summer 2019 Schedule
Rivenhall & Silver End
End to End Nature Care
DATE TIME ACTIVITY Pictures Friday 29thMarch 7:30pm Outdoor astronomy evening with James Abbott. Meet at the concrete hardstanding by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187). Wear warm outdoor clothing. Weds 24thApril 7:15pm Cowslip Count: Meet in the car park for Tarecroft Wood on Rickstones Road.(TL824171) Cowslips Weds 1stMay 7.30pm St. Nicholas' Church, Little Braxted Lane, Little Braxted CM8 3EU (TL 835147) for Church geology and church yard invertebrates. Weds 8thMay 7.30pm Tarecroft Wood Spring plants. Meet in the parking area at the bottom of the track to Tarecroft Wood (TL824171). Weds 15thMay 7.00 for 7.30pm Maldon Wick Nature Reserve. Meet at 7.00 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 7:30 in the car park of Maldon Morrisons. Weds 22ndMay 7.30pm James Cooke Wood, off Maldon Road, Witham (round the corner from Oliver's Nursery) Car park on site (TL 819122) Weds 29thMay 7.15 for 7.30pm Botanising in Tiptree. Meet at 7:15 at Stovern's Hall Farm (TL825172) to car share or at 7:30 in the car park of the New Times, 87 Maldon Road, Tiptree CO5 0BN (TL891156). Might be best to park in side roads. Bring hand lens, field guide and camera. Ragged Robin
Weds 5thJune 7.30pm Ambling east of Rivenhall Church. Meet at the Church. Weds 12thJune 7.00 for 7.30pm National Plant Monitoring Scheme at Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough CO5 7RZ. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm at 7:00 to car share or at Abbotts Hall at 7:30. Bring hand lens and plant ID guides. Weds 19thJune 7.30pm Freshwater surveying in the R. Brain at White Notley. Meet near the bridge/ford at the top of the lane leading to the sewage works (TL787184). Bring wellies, nets, etc. Weds 26thJune 7.30pm Summer Social at Stovern's Hall Farm including a forum meeting and a social evening - bring a bottle and/or nibbles. Confirmed Saturday 29thJune 9.30 am Morning butterfly safari at Shut Heath Wood nature reserve, off Tiptree Road, Great Braxted (TL853133). Meet at the reserve car park. Weds 3rdJuly 6.45 for 7.30pm Chalkney Wood, Earls Colne. Meet at 6:45 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at 7:30 at the parking area on Tey Road (TL872273). Weds 10thJuly 7.30pm Rambling at Rivenhall Airfield. Meet at Allshots Industrial area (TL830200). Followed by glowworm survey at Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202). Weds 17thJuly 7.15 for 7.30pm Tiptree Heath. Meet at 7:15 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at 7:30 at the Heath car park (I will invite Fred Boot and Joan Pinch, so possible donations required). Weds 24thJuly 7.30pm Pond dipping in Wilson's Pond, Stovern's Hall Farm; a dedicated evening rather than the usual "light touch". Followed by optional glowworm survey at Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202). Weds 31stJuly 7.15 for 7.30pm Brockwell Meadow, Kelvedon. Meet at 7:15 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at 7:30 outside St. Mary's School, Docwra Road, Kelvedon CO5 9DS Weds 7thAugust 7.30pm Ambling in Fairstead. Meet at St. Mary the Virgin Church, Fairstead Hall Road, Fairstead TL768176. Followed by optional glowworm survey at on Bulford Mill Lane (TL777202). Weds 14thAugust 7.00pm EARLY Botanical recording in Cressing Meet at the layby beside Link's Wood on Links Road (TL802213) Weds 21stAugust 7.00pm EARLY Ambling in Wickham Bishops. Meet at St. Bartholomew's Church, Church Road, Wickham Bishops CM8 3LA. Weds 28thAugust 7.00pm EARLY Oxley Meadow, Tolleshunt Knights. Unusual time of year to visit, see what is there (if anything) in late summer. Followed by tea/coffee/beer/wine at Fiddlesticks. Saturday 31stAugust 1.30 for 2.00pm Visit to Crapes Fruit Farm, Aldham. Over 200 apple varieties plus other fruit, traditionally farmed. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm at 1:30 to travel on from there.
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 evenings with a guest guide/expert may involve a small donation, usually £2.00 per person.
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