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March 2023

Come along & help at BNA Essex Stand at Brightlingsea Library 18th March 2023

March 18, 2023
Brightlingsea Library, New Street
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0BZ United Kingdom
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Do come along & take part in a nature event at Brightlingsea Library, & help out on our British Naturalists' Association local branch stall. We will be in the front of the Library alongside beside some other stalls.  A Library Community Garden is being established to use the library courtyard, with a hands on approach to soil organisms. Inside the Library a Nature Recovery Hub. BNA locally is part of Brightlingsea's Nature Recovery Programme co-ordinated by Brightlingsea Town Council. See…

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April 2023

Marine Estuary Wildlife Display Exhibition at Brightlingsea Museum, Essex

April 8, 2023 @ 11:00 am - May 20, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
Brightlingsea Museum,, Station Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 ODT United Kingdom
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The Display exhibition will run from Easter Saturday 8th April 2023 for 6 weeks until Saturday 13th May in Brightlingsea Museum. It was made by Roger Tabor HonFBNA, President of the British Naturalists Association & Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports' Droit-gatherer for Brightlingsea from his activity in both roles in monitoring species in Brightlingsea waters, especially Brightlingsea Creek. As Droit-gatherer he watches for Fishes Royal, which if stranded in the territorial Waters of the Lord Warden as Admiral of…

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Encaenia British Naturalists’ Association at NHM Saturday 22nd April 2023

April 22, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 5:00 pm

Come along for a brilliant & colourful day at the Natural History Museum in London. It is the first BNA Encaenia in 2 years due to the Pandemic, so it will be a wonderful occasion to  receive official Recognition of your standing as a naturalist, or to support others who are being Recognised. New Fellows, Registered Members & Associates will receive Recognition in a robed event. There will also be presentation of the Peter Scott Memorial Award & other Awards…

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June 2023

Churchyard Natural History talk, Broomfield, Essex 24th June 2023

June 24, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Church Green, Broomfield, St Mary with St Leonard Church
Broomfield, Essex CM1 7BD United Kingdom
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A talk on "Churchyard Natural History, Plants & Lichens" by Sue Brading aided by Kenneth Biggins MBNA as technical naturalist advisor, Saturday 24 June at 2pm at St Mary with St Leonard Church, Broomfield, Essex CM1 7BD.  Ken will have available with him some of the new BNA Essex trifold leaflets to support the event. (Picture of Ken in action  at a BNA Essex display explaining some of the exhibits to attendees).

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July 2023

Essex members at BNA’s Brandon Marsh Weekend national event 1 – 2 July 2023

July 1, 2023 @ 9:30 am - July 2, 2023 @ 4:30 pm
Brandon Marsh, Coventry, Brandon Marsh Warwickshire Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve
Coventry, Warwickshire CU3 3GW United Kingdom
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BNA Essex members are taking part, and some are leading events, during BNA's Brandon Marsh Weekend national event near Coventry. For more details see:  https://bna-naturalists.org/event/bna-weekend-workshop/   on the BNA national website. Great range of practical field activities including Hoverfly ID, Grasses ID, Marshland plants, Owl pellet dissection & prey ID, Bat detection, Plant Galls, Insect pollinators, looking at Small-leaved lime coppice, Wildflower meadow ecology, Bugs & beetles, Microscopy in Natural History. Topics led by BNA experts. A couple of days packed…

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August 2023

BNA Zoom Talk by Essex naturalist Tricia Moxey Monday 21st August 2023

August 21, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Our next BNA Zoom talk is by the very well-known and popular Essex naturalist TRICIA MOXEY FBNA speaking about "The alluring nature of some insect pollinated flowers" On Monday 21st August starting at 7.30pm, you can join from 7.15pm,. To obtain Link & details to Join Zoom Meeting: Please contact Steve Rutherford at chairman@bna-naturalists.org . (Picture of Tricia Moxey when she received her BNA Fellowship)

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August Bank Holiday Monday 28th August 2023 Nature Spotting at the Lozenge Nature Area, for families

August 28, 2023 @ 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG United Kingdom
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Help your youngsters to be able to identify wildflowers & minibeasts! Come along to the Lozenge Nature Area, on August Bank Holiday, its open from 11.30am - 4.00pm. Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea Essex CO7 0LG Prizes for winners for 11 - 16 years, 7 - 11 & for 6 & under. The Lozenge is a little gem, only 5 acres in total, but a great range of species to spot. Wildlife experts, including BNA President Roger Tabor,…

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September 2023

Mapping attractive scarce plant in Churchyard

September 16, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, All Saints Church, Church Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ United Kingdom
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Saturday 16th September 2023, All Saint’s Churchyard, Church Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ 10.30am – 2.00pm  Bring packed lunch & water to drink. Meet at Lych Gate of churchyard. Leader: Roger Tabor Come along & help map the current distribution of a nationally scarce species in All Saints churchyard, Brightlingsea. BNA’s Roger Tabor HonFBNA first noticed & identified Lesser Calamint as being in the churchyard some years ago. Ken Adams FBNA gave his confirmation as County Recorder. It has an…

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December 2023

BNA Essex “Tree” in Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival, All Saints Church, Brightlingsea. 9-10th December 2023

December 9, 2023 @ 10:00 am - December 10, 2023 @ 6:00 pm
All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, All Saints Church, Church Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ United Kingdom
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We are able to be back this year in the newly restored All Saints church, which was shut during the works on the tower & new facilities (including WC!). BNA Essex has entered a "tree" in Brightlingsea's Christmas Tree Festival for a number of years, always with a wildlife theme, and never with a standard tree, but ones constructed from loppings or trimmings. This year will be no different, but no two years have been the same in design. Last…

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May 2024

BNA Essex at Flatford Mill FSC BIOBLITZ Wed 29th May 2024

May 29, 2024
Flatford Mill, Flatford Mill Field Studies Council
East Bergholt, South Suffolk CO7 6UL United Kingdom
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BNA Essex members all welcome to take part in the BIOBLITZ 2024 at FLATFORD MILL on the Essex Suffolk River Stour border on Wednesday 29th May 2024. Last year found 201 species, the aim is to beat that! If you are coming along as a BNA Essex member please let us know by the BNA Essex email so we can co-ordinate on the day. We will be doing some of our own sessions, plus there are set events by the…

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