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December 2018

BNA Essex Branch “Christmas Tree”

December 8, 2018 - December 9, 2018

8th – 9th December 2018 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 you would like to help put this year’s BNA Essex “tree” together a few days before the event…

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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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