End to End Nature Care Summer 2021 Schedule
Rivenhall & Silver End
End to End Nature Care
May be subject to change.
DATE TIME ACTIVITY Pictures Weds 21stApril 7:00pm Cowslip Count: Meet in the car park for Tarecroft Wood on Rickstones Road.(TL824171) Cowslips Weds 19thMay 7.00pm Barrowfield Wood, Rivenhall Meet at the church. Weds 26thMay 7.00pm Aquatic surveying, Whetmead nature reserve, Witham. Meet behind the sewage works on Blackwater Lane (TL827138). Weds 2ndJune 7.00 pm Rivenhall Churchyard. A survey of the churchyard for herpetofauna followed by general plants and invertebrate surveying. 1 Year Old Weds 9thJune 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) Common Broomrape Weds 16thJune 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 23rdJune 6.30 for 7.00pm High Woods country park, Colchester Meet at Stovens Hall Farm (CM8 3HQ or TL825172).at 6.30 to car share or in the country park car park off Turner Road (TL999268 ) at 7.00pm Weds 30thJune 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 7thJuly 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 14thJuly 7.00pm Invertebrate surveying in Rivenhall Thicks. Meet at the sugarbeet stand by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187). Followed by optional glowworm survey at on Bulford Mill Lane, Cressing (CM77 8NT or TL777202). Weds 21stJuly 6.30 for 7.00pm Tiptree Heath. Meet at 18:30 at Stovern's Hall Farm to car share or at 19:00 at the Heath car park. Weds 28thJuly 7.00pm 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 4thAugust 7.00pm Ambling in White Notley. Meet near the bridge/ford on Station Road, White Notley (TL787184). Weds 11thAugust 7.00pm Aquatic surveying in the River Blackwater at Brockwell Meadow, Kelvedon. Meet at Teal Way, Kelvedon (CO5 9PP or TL865186). Arrowhead Weds 18thAugust 7.00pm Ambling at Rivenhall Airfield. Meet on the lane by Allshots industrial park (TL830200) Weds 25thAugust 7.00pm 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). Weds 1stSeptember 7.00pm Late summer plant and invertebrate surveying at Silver End Pits. Meet in Western Arms car park (CM8 3SD or TL813193). We may visit the pub afterwards. Friday 10th September 7.30pm James Abbott has kindly agreed to lead another outdoor astronomy evening at the sugarbeet stand. We will observe from a point along the track towards Rivenhall Thicks. There will be plenty of objects to view and James will have a 4" refracting telescope for us to look through. It's worth bringing binoculars too, or even your own telescope if you have one. All are welcome so spread the word.
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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