End to End Nature Care Summer 2020 Schedule
Rivenhall & Silver End
End to End Nature Care
For what it is worth, the current version of our summer activity list is attached for your reference. It is only possible to speculate as to which will be the first date when we are actually able to meet.
DATE TIME ACTIVITY Pictures Weds 29thApril 7:00pm Cowslip Count: Meet in the car park for Tarecroft Wood on Rickstones Road.(TL824171) Cowslips Weds 6thMay 7.00pm Newt surveying in Rivenhall. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm (CM8 3HQ or TL825172). Weds 13thMay 6.30 for 7.00pm Birdwatching at Layer Breton causeway, Abberton Reservoir. Meet at 18:30 at Stovern's Hall Farm (CM8 3HQ or TL825172) to car share or at 19:00 at the causeway. Weds 20thMay 6.30 for 7.00pm Spring flowers at Oxley Meadow, Tolleshunt Knights. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm (CM8 3HQ or TL825172) at 18:30 to car share or at the reserve (TL918149 - parking limited) at 19:00. All are invited back to Simon's afterwards. Weds 27thMay 7.00pm Barrowfield Wood, Rivenhall. Meet at the Church. Weds 3rdJune 7.00pm Aquatic surveying, Whetmead nature reserve, Witham. Meet behind the sewage works on Blackwater Lane (TL827138). Weds 10thJune 7.00 pm Rivenhall Churchyard. A survey of the churchyard for herpetofauna followed by general plants and invertebrate surveying. Weds 17thJune 7.00pm Silver End Field Hedgerows,. to check on Sulphur Clover population and survey other plants and invertebrates. Meet in Western Arms car park (CM8 3SD or TL813193) Weds 24thJune 7.00pm Pond invertebrate surveying, Rivenhall. Meet at St. Mary's Road, Rivenhall (CM8 3PE or TL827174). Bring hand lens and spoon (white plastic is ideal). Weds 1stJuly 6.30 for 7.00pm Wivenhoe Park trees. A tour of the diverse collection of trees in the grounds of the University of Essex Colchester Campus. Parking arrangements to be advised. Followed by optional glowworm survey at on Bulford Mill Lane, Cressing (CM77 8NT or TL777202). Weds 8thJuly 7.30pm Summer Social at Stovern's Hall Farm including a forum meeting and a social evening - bring a bottle and/or nibbles. Weds 15thJuly 7.00pm Solitary bee surveying, Rivenhall. Meet at the Village Hall. Followed by optional glowworm survey at Bulford Mill Lane, Cressing (CM77 8NT or TL777202). Weds 22ndJuly 6.30 for 7.00pm Heybridge Basin seawall. Meet at Stovern's Hall Farm (CM8 3HQ or TL825172) at 18:30 to car share or at Daisy Meadow car park (free), Heybridge Basin (TL870069) at 19:00. Bring binoculars and and plant ID guides. Possibility of a drink in the pub after! Weds 29thJuly 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 5thAugust 7.00pm Aquatic surveying in the River Blackwater at Brockwell Meadow, Kelvedon. Meet at Teal Way, Kelvedon (CO5 9PP or TL865186). Followed by optional glowworm survey at on Bulford Mill Lane, Cressing (CM77 8NT or TL777202). Weds 12thAugust 7.30pm Shut Heath Wood nature reserve, off Tiptree Road, Great Braxted (TL853133). Meet at the reserve car park. Weds 19thAugust 7.00pm Aquatic surveying in the River Brain at Hole Farm, Faulkbourne. Meet by the Hole Farm barns accessed at the end of the lane under the railway line (CM8 1RJ or TL802176 Weds 26thAugust 7.00pm Colemans Reservoir. To be confirmed. Weds 2ndSeptember 6.30pm EARLY Late summer plant and invertebrate surveying at Silver End Pits. Meet in Western Arms car park (CM8 3SD or TL813193). We will visit the pub afterwards.
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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