Spring Flowers & Insects; Cockaynes Wood
April 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 & insects. TM052 216.
Off Alresford Road, CO7 8DA, between Wivenhoe & Alresford, the entrance can be found on the Wivenhoe side of Alresford railway bridge. Meet at entrance (there is parking for about 6 cars at the entrance for the site, some further parking may be possible at a layby 200m towards Arlesford).