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November 2019

Brightlingsea Wildlife Display & Natural History Reminiscences, Brightlingsea Museum 16th November 2019

November 16, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

On 16th November 2019 from 10am - 3 pm come along to Brightlingsea Museum for an unusual event of 'Natural Histories' where you can recall your wildlife memories of Brightlingsea countryside, shoreline or gardens, which will later be drawn together to form a 'Natural Histories' exhibition. This is a collaboration of Brightlingsea Museum, Brightlingsea Nature Network & Cob-nuts. As part of this on the 16th November at the museum, Essex Branch of British Naturalists' Association (BNAEssex) will be holding a…

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December 2019

BNA Essex Stand at Essex Field Club Annual Exhibition & Social

December 7, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join us in the Green Centre at Wat Tyler Country Park, Basildon SS16 4UH Take this opportunity to meet up with some Essex species group recorders, view the range of exhibits on Essex Wildlife, and look around the country park, look forward to seeing you there. Refreshments available. Plenty of parking spaces at the Centre (grid reference TQ738865) follow Pitsea Hall Lane into the Country Park, & if by train, station just 1km. If you are able to lend a…

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BNA Essex Christmas Tree December 2019

December 14, 2019 - December 15, 2019

This year's 2019 Festival is on the weekend 14 - 15th December. If you can come along & help put it together on the Thurs/Fri before please contact the BNA Essex email, essex@bna-naturalists.org. We normally construct the 'tree' from clippings & trimmings from appropriate garden trees & make it each year to a wildlife/nature theme, with decorations featuring hedgehogs, mice, snails, ladybirds & other species. It is an opportunity to help promote the British Naturalists' Association's local Essex Branch to…

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February 2020

BNA Essex display at Railway Tavern & Recording ‘Natural Histories’ Sat 8th February 2020

February 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Railway Tavern, 58 Station Road
Brightlingsea, CO7 0DT United Kingdom
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BNA Essex will have a display in the lounge bar of the newly refurbished Railway Tavern in Brightlingsea from noon until 3pm. Roger Tabor will be there to discuss Brightlingsea wildlife. We are again taking part with Brightlingsea Nature Network/Cobnuts (which is affiliated to BNA) in "Natural Histories" where you can come along & have your memories of Brightlingsea area's wildlife from when you were younger recorded. There will also be aerial photos from the 1950s, 60s & 70s taken…

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Essex Coastal Waders & Wildfowl, Bird Watching Boat Trip, February 22nd 2020

February 22, 2020
Town Jetty, Waterside
Brightlingsea, Essex CO7 0AX United Kingdom
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Join us on a 2 hr boat trip along Brightlingsea Creek to see the Estuary birds. Spotting winter waders & wildfowl with Gerry Johnson MBNA & Roger Tabor HonFBNA. Dress warmly & bring binoculars. Meet Brightlingsea Town Jetty, Waterside CO7 0AX. Places are limited, please contact us if you are interested :   essex@bna-naturalists.org See the report from the 2019 Birding Boat Trip in the Reports Section on this BNA Essex site

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May 2020

Springtime Flowers & Insects in Wanstead Park, Wanstead E12 5EZ

May 17, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC: Please assume BNA Essex Events will be cancelled until government restrictions change. On Sunday 17th May 2020, experienced naturalist Tricia Moxey, who last year was officially Recognised as a Fellow of the British Naturalists' Association, will be leading one of her excellent & informative walks as part of the Epping Forest Heritage Walks 2020 programme to which BNA Essex members are invited to take part. Wanstead Park is in the southern part of Epping Forest, in Wanstead. Meet…

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June 2020

Freshwater Wildlife at Paper Mill Lock, R Chelmer nr Danbury, Essex

June 20, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Paper Mill Lock, Paper Mill Lock
Little Baddow, CM3 4BS United Kingdom
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Saturday 20th June 2020, sampling invertebrates & small fish in the Chelmer ("pond-dipping") from canal footpath. Led by Ken Biggins MBNA. Approach from Danbury down North Hill, some parking in lay-by near bridge CM3 4BS, 2-4pm.

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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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