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August 2019

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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November 2019

Planting New Meadow by the Lozenge Nature Area

November 2, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Come along & help Brightlingsea Nature Network put in seeds for a new meadow alongside the Lozenge Nature Area in Brightlingsea. Essex Branch of British Naturalists' Association actively supports & co-operates with the Network, so some BNA Essex members will be there & others are welcome to take part. Cobnuts who are affiliated to BNA will also be taking part. The organiser Suzie Jenkins is a BNA member & is welcoming support so feel free to lend a hand. Native…

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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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