Events Calendar

  • Wed
    01
    Jan
    2020
    10:00 amDelmores car park SS16 6LR

    The usual annual walk around Marks Hill

  • Wed
    08
    Jan
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Chad Colby Blake, Essex Beekeepers' Association. Looking at plants, planting styles and pratises to attract pollinators and keep a year round interest.

  • Wed
    12
    Feb
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by John Matthews. The talk will explore the adventurous life of Alfred Russell Wallace and describe an HLF funded project to make his role better known in Thurrock and beyond.

  • Sat
    07
    Mar
    2020
    10:00 amRSPB Reserve Car Park, West Canvey Marshes, Canvey Island SS8 0QR
  • Wed
    11
    Mar
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Port of London Authority.

  • Mon
    23
    Mar
    2020
    7.30 for 7.45 pmCommunity Centre, 94/100 High St., Great Wakering SS3 0EJ

    Hosted by Wakering & District Natural History Society

  • Wed
    08
    Apr
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Derek Howes, DPAGB. "My passion is wildlife and photography and I am very lucky to be able to travel the world in its pursuit, as well as taking small groups on photographic safaris. This illustrated talk gives a wonderful insight to what can be seen on the various islands and majors on Penguins, of which 5 different species can be seen"

  • Sat
    25
    Apr
    2020
    10:00 amSt. Mary's & All Saints Church car park, Langdon Hills SS16 6HY
  • Wed
    13
    May
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    Followed by a social evening and members' Arts & Crafts exhibition.  Limited to 3 exhibits each. Refreshments provided

  • Sun
    07
    Jun
    2020
    10:00 amCar park at Lee Chapel Lane, SS16 5NX
  • Wed
    10
    Jun
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Ian Mercer.
    Ian Mercer reveals the story of the Thames across Essex by digging into the landscape in and around the county.  The Thames has changed course dramatically and repeatedly throughout the past two million years.  We are in the middle of a long Ice Age, a sequence of many jumps in climate between warm and very cold.  The greatest impact of the Thames upon the landscape is during the times of cold, when spring thaws create huge torrents of water.  River bed gravels have been deposited while the land has been rising constantly throughout this time: 'staircases' of gravel terraces are seen in the landscape and beneath the temporary flood of the North Sea.  Ian shows evidence in the land and even in church walls.  The Thames will change again man times as climate continues to oscillate.
     

  • Sun
    21
    Jun
    2020
    7.15 pm for 7.30 pmGalleywood Common, North Car Park, Horse & Groom Lane, Chelmsford, CM2 8PL

    Joint meeting with Wickford Wildlife Society.

  • Sat
    11
    Jul
    2020
    10:00 amMarks Hill

    Meet at 10 am at the green gate and seat in Staneway. Nearby postcode SS16 5RN.  Parking will be inside the green gate – no parking allowed on the verge.

  • Wed
    09
    Sep
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Sue Schwar, South Essex Wildlife Hospital, via British Hedgehog Preservation Society.

  • Sun
    13
    Sep
    2020
    10:00 amMarks Hill

    Meet at 10 am at Delmores car park SS16 6LR for a walk around Marks Hill, probably meeting up with our Work Party on the way.

  • Wed
    14
    Oct
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Ken Porter, Basildon Heritage. The talk covers the development of Old Laindon and the surrounding district by our forefathers - The Plotland Pioneers.

  • Sat
    24
    Oct
    2020
    11:00 amGravel Hill Wood car park, High Road, Langdon Hills, SS16 6JA

    Joint meeting with Wickford Wildife Society & Essex Field Club. Grid ref. TQ677863. Bring lunch if staying all day.

  • Wed
    11
    Nov
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Dougal Urquhart.

  • Wed
    09
    Dec
    2020
    8:00 pmLaindon Community Centre, Aston Road, Laindon, SS15 6NX

    An illustrated talk by Neil Phillips. Insects, spiders and other invertebrates are often overlooked, but there is a whole world of fascinating creatures of many shapes and sizes right below our feet.  This talk will explore this world that is uncovered using a macro lens and the interesting lives these species have.

    Followed by members’ Christmas social evening, with refreshments.

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