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April 2019

Spring Flowers & Insects; Cockaynes Wood

April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cockaynes Wood, Alresford Road
Alresford, Essex CO7 8DA United Kingdom
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An afternoon nature walk led by award winning naturalist Dr Chris Gibson who is a BNA Fellow. This fascinating 50 acre community wildlife site contains Cockaynes Wood, an ancient wood recorded in the Domesday Book, plus Villa Wood, Railway Wood & the former Villa Farm quarry. In addition to ancient woodland it has dry heath, grassy meadows & shallow ponds, a mixture of habitats that hold a diverse range of species. Chris will be particularly looking for Spring flowers &…

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May 2019

BNA National Conference with Field Activities

May 11, 2019

BNA Essex will be again attending this amazing event, especially as Epping Forest is within our local area! The morning will be a diversity of field activities led by experts held within the close-by Forest. The afternoon in Forest School will have outstanding leading speakers on natural history topics plus recognition of naturalists' achievements. Lunch & other refreshments will be included. Full details & on-line booking will be appearing on the main area of the British Naturalists' Association website nearer…

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July 2019

Moth Trapping at Wimbish, Essex Friday 5th July 2019

July 5, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Carver Barracks Airfield (layby), Water Lane
Wimbish, Essex CB10 2YL United Kingdom
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Our new Branch member Fiona Hutchings MBNA has kindly invited BNA Essex members to join her moth trapping  at Carver Barracks Airfield, Wimbish on this first Friday in July. Meet at layby for Rowney Woods opposite airfield  in Water Lane CB10 2YL, reached off Thaxted Road. You will drive around airfield, & need warm clothes. Mobile moth traps only. Contact ahead email below.

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Moth Trapping at Saffron Walden

July 19, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 pm
Bridge End Gardens, Bridge Street
Saffron Walden, CB10 1BU United Kingdom
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Fiona Hutchings MBNA is kindly inviting BNA Essex Branch members to join her moth trapping at Bridge End Gardens, Saffron Walden, on this & other 3rd Friday evenings of each month in season. There are electric points in the gardens so mains moth traps can be used. Park behind the allotments on Bridge Street (B184), Saffron Walden. The entrance to this has an orange cone beside the footpath sign & is locatedby the last house (34 Bridge St) before allotments…

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19th July 2019 BNA Essex Freshwater Species Sampling (‘Pond dipping’)

July 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Sandford Mill Stream footbridge, Brook End Road,
Chelmsford,, Essex CM2 6NY United Kingdom
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Freshwater species sampling with BNA Essex led by Ken Biggins MBNA of Sandford Mill Stream, on the River Chelmer. Meet at 2pm by the footbridge that crosses Sandford milltail stream at the bottom of Brook End Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6NY near  Sandford Mill, . Approach from Chelmer Village Way, into Sandford Mill Road (go over road bridge over R Chelmer), then past the entrance to Sandford Mill Museum & take next right into Brook End Road down towards the…

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August 2019

Moth Trapping at Wimbish, Essex

August 2, 2019 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Carver Barracks Airfield (layby), Water Lane
Wimbish, Essex CB10 2YL United Kingdom
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Fiona Hutchings MBNA has kindly invited BNA Essex Branch members to join her moth trapping at Carver Barracks Airfield, Wimbish on this first Friday in August (& the first Friday of each month in season). Contact ahead by BNA Branch email for meet location details. You will drive around airfield & need warm clothes. Mobile moth traps only.  

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BNA Essex: Coastal Marine Wildlife Event 10th August

August 10, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Meet at Boating Lake, Promenade Way
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0HH United Kingdom
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Coastal marine wildlife event on the Essex Sunshine Coast at Brightingsea led by Roger Tabor, BNA President. Meet at seats by Boating Lake at 10am in Promenade Way, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0HH. There are car parks, wc & refreshments/ice creams available in Promenade Way. BNA members & youngsters free, non-members £3. (Any youngsters should be accompanied by their appropriate adult(s)).

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Nature Spotting at the Lozenge, Brightlingsea, for Families

August 26, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG United Kingdom
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Free

Family taking part in Nature Spotting at the Lozenge Leader: Roger Tabor. This annual event is a jointly organised by the BNA & the Cinque Port Liberty of Brightlingsea. Come along with your family to encourage your youngsters to be able to recognise & identify some of the plants & other wildlife at the Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG. There are experts on hand to help, your family will be given a Spotter Sheet with…

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National BNA AGM at Perivale Wood, 31st August 2019

August 31, 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Bluebell Centre, Perivale Wood, Sunley Gardens
Perivale, Middlesex UB6 7PE United Kingdom
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  Due to the great success of last year's national BNA AGM we are returning to the same great location hosted by the Selborne Society at their Perivale Wood Reserve & their excellent straw-built Bluebell Centre. The reserve has a great range of habitat including ancient woodland & grassland. As last year the Selborne Soc are kindly providing a complimentary lunch to BNA members & guests. Access is easy as the reserve is just a couple of hundred metres away…

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October 2019

Official Tree Planting for RSB’s BIOLOGY WEEK at Brightlingsea, Essex

October 11, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG United Kingdom
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Official Tree Planting for the Royal Society of Biology's BIOLOGY WEEK at Brightlingsea, Essex On Friday 11th October British Naturalists' Association Essex Branch will be supporting BIOLOGY WEEK by a joint official tree planting with the Brightlingsea Town Council at the Lozenge Nature Area,in Lower Park Road in Brightlingsea,CO7 0LG. The Mayor, Cllr Graham Steady will be joined by the British Naturalists' Association's President & Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology, Roger Tabor at 2.30pm at the Nature Area…

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