End to End Nature Care Winter 2017-18 Schedule

Rivenhall & Silver End

End to End Nature Care

In Silver End Bowls Club, Broadway, Silver End unless stated otherwise.

Weds 15th October 8 pm Nest box, bat box, insect hibernaculum building session, Stoverns Hall Farm, Rickstones Road, Rivenhall. All materials provided. It is useful if you can bring tools (esp. drills).
Fri 10th November 7.30 pm 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 15th November 8 pm "Science and Nature" Quiz Night quiz night with quizmaster Andrew Moss. No prizes just the fun of taking part
Weds 13th December 7.30 for 8 pm Winter Social at Fiddlesticks, 44 Strawberry Lane, Tolleshunt Knights CO5 0RX. 7:30pm for 8pm. All very welcome. Bring nibbles and/or drink if you can. The evening will include a short committee meeting.
Weds 17th January 2018 8 pm Corsica Julia Todd will give an illustrated talk on her travels in Corsica, with a particular focus on her botanical finds.
Weds 21st February 8 pm “Biological Recording” by Simon Taylor. Simon is involved in County and National recording schemes and will give a talk and demonstration on the subject showing how everyone can get involved. See Poster for this meeting
Weds 21st March 8 pm Managing a Lowland Heath on the Essex Tiptree Ridge
A review of a Project entering its 43rd year, that started with a group of local volunteers who agreed to work on the adjacent heathland which was moving towards becoming a woodland and did so over the period 1975 - 2003.
Loss of the Team Leader and inability of Colchester Borough Council to continue the support at the previous level led to a large step forward in management.
From 2004 to the present day the loose group became a Charity, sought funding for the management, became a partner with the County Wildlife Trust, and signed a joint Farm Business Rental with EWT and the Owner Peter Wilkin for 30 years.
Over this last period from 2004 just under £50,000 was raised by the Friends of Tiptree Heath, and received just over £154,000 in Grants, but still nature marches on.
Fri 23 rd March 7.30pm Astro Evening
Hopefully it will be clear and we will be able to view the Moon at 1st quarter through a telescope - this is an ideal phase to see details of mountains and craters. We will also have an opportunity to take images of the Moon and record star trails which reveal the colours (temperatures) of stars and the rotation of the Earth.
Also on the agenda will be viewing double stars through a telescope and watching Arcturus rise - the brightest star in the Northern sky and a familiar "Herald of Spring" - it becomes more readily seen in the evening sky as winter fades out and the days get longer.
Meet at the concrete hardstanding by the sharp bend in the Rivenhall/Silver End road (TL822187). Bring binoculars and torch. Wear appropriate outdoor clothing.
Weds 25thApril7:15pm Cowslip Count: Meet in the car park for Tarecroft Wood on Rickstones Road.

Unless otherwise stated, meetings are at 8pm at Silver End Bowls Club, Broadway, Silver End. Cost: £2.00 at the door, includes tea/coffee and biscuits. For details of all group activities telephone Simon on 01621 810141 or 07947 388180

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

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