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July 2020

Wildlife Event & Picnic at All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, Essex

July 31, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, All Saints Church, Church Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ United Kingdom
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Leader: Dr Chris Gibson FBNA Come along for a summer late afternoon & evening event, starts 4pm, - bring your own picnic! Chris will look for flowers, plants & insects (beetles to butterflies & more) in the churchyard, then a picnic break. As the evening develops, bat detecting & moth trapping around the church exterior. Should be a great event!

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August 2020

Coastal countryside wildlife at Marsh Farm, Brightlingsea, Essex

August 15, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Marsh Farm, Stoney Lane,
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0SR United Kingdom
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Leader: Roger Tabor HonFBNA DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC RESTRICTIONS POSTPONED UNTIL A LATER DATE TBA Great opportunity to see the wildlife & plants around Marsh Farmhouse, at the far end of Stoney Lane, off Red Barn Road/Chapel Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0SR. Charming setting facing a small lake, where will sample the freshwater life ('pond-dipping'), & look at plants & other wildlife around the Grade II farmhouse location. Will also look at the upper reaches of Flag Creek & its…

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Spotting Nature for Families August 31st 2020 Brightlingsea, Essex

August 31, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG United Kingdom
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EVENT & BRIGHTLINGSEA 2020 TOWN SHOW CANCELLED DUE TO COVID PANDEMIC - until further notice Bring your family along on August Bank Holiday 2020 to help your youngsters develop skills in spotting wildflowers & wildlife at the Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG which will be open between 11am to 4.30pm. This is a FREE event run by the Essex Branch of the British Naturalists' Association with support from the Cinque Port Liberty of Brightlingsea. Youngsters…

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August 2021

Monday 30th August 2021: Nature Spotting at the Lozenge Nature Area, for Families.

August 30, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG United Kingdom
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At: Lozenge Nature Area, Lower Park Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0LG. Event open between 11.30-4.30pm. This annual August Bank Holiday Monday 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. There are BNA experts on hand to help, your family will be given a Spotter Sheet…

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September 2021

Saturday 25th September 2021: Fungi, Fruits & Foliage.

September 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm
University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park
Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ United Kingdom
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Meet: Valley Car Park, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester CO4 3SQ. 10.00am – 11.30am Leader: Dr Chris Gibson FBNA Approach the University Campus from the B1028 (Wivenhoe-Colchester road), take the Main Entrance off the B1028 into Boundary Road, turn right into Park Road, the second car park on the left is Valley Car Park. Wivenhoe Park was immortalised in a well-known painting by the outstanding English landscape painter, John Constable. Once owned by the Rebow family, its 200 acres…

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October 2021

Sunday 10th October 2021: Looking at Seagrass at the Naze.

October 10, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Naze Tower, Naze Car Park, Old Hall Lane
Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LJ United Kingdom
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Meet: Beside base of Naze Tower, at Naze Car Park, Old Hall Lane, Walton-on-the-Naze, Essex CO14 8LJ 10.30am Leader: Dr Tim Gardiner FBNA A counter to global warming is carbon sequestration, seagrass can store as much carbon per hectare as trees in the UK. Seagrass populations have been decimated, but Project Seagrass hopes to turn that around. Come along and be introduced to seagrass spotting & seagrass importance by seagrass expert & award-winning ecologist Dr Tim Gardiner.

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December 2021

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th December 2021: BNA Essex “Tree” in Brightlingsea Christmas Tree Festival.

December 11, 2021 - December 12, 2021
All Saints Church, Brightlingsea, All Saints Church, Church Road
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ United Kingdom
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Event open over weekend at: All Saints’ Church, Church Road, Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0RZ (Preparation days 9th & 10th December 2021) Once again BNA Essex will be putting our wildlife-themed “tree” into the Christmas Tree Festival at All Saints church, Brightlingsea, Church Road, Essex CO7 0RZ. This is a very successful annual event to which large numbers of people attend & many organisations have a themed “tree”, so a good opportunity to promote the needs of wildlife. If branch members…

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January 2022

Saturday 29th January 2022 Sampling & Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates

January 29, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Mill Lane Pond, Brightlingsea, Mill Lane
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0SX United Kingdom
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Sampling and Identifying Freshwater Invertebrates Meet Mill Street Pond, Mill Street, Brightlingsea CO7 0SX. 10.30 am – 1.30pm Leaders: Roger Tabor and Susie Jenkins This event is in conjunction with Brightlingsea Nature Network, organised by Susie Jenkins, where some careful limited management will be undertaken on one side of the pond. Invertebrate and other animal species disturbed will be recorded and returned to the pond. Wellingtons or similar are advised, plus bring some freshwater and small towel to clean and…

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February 2022

Wednesday 16th February 2022 Zoom talk: Some Essex Ancient Woods

February 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

"Some Essex Ancient Woods"- BNA Essex Zoom event A free talk by Roger Tabor HonFBNA, FRSB, BNA President Starts at 7.30pm (opens 7.15pm) Email: essex@bna-naturalists.org for joining link/details

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March 2022

Wednesday 16th March 2022 Zoom Talk: John Ray, Essex Naturalist, Father of British Natural History, Pioneer Taxonomist

March 16, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Zoom talk about John Ray, the outstanding naturalist and taxonomist, born in Black Notley in 1627 where he also died in 1705, but he had an amazing life in between, and his achievements in the natural world influences us to this day. A free talk by Roger Tabor HonFBNA FRSB, BNA President Starts at 7.30pm. Email essex@bna-naturalists.org for joining link/details.

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