Interest Group Contact
Please contact Janet Humphrey using our Wildlife email contact.
Group status: additional members welcome - if interested please contact Janet Humphrey at Wildlife email contact.
We normally meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00 but this currently suspended until the lock-down rules allow.
However, this does not preclude us doing all sorts of things at home, in the garden or on exercise walks i.e. observing, photographing or helping nature with food and a 'wilder' garden environment.
To view recent member activity and sightings in lock down please visit:
Please send in photos or observations i.e. what have you seen, for the Local Wildlife pages.
Janet and Graham
As you know Graham and I take a walk along the bridleway most mornings to do our daughters horse. It is still lovely and we haven't had a wet morning yet. We have seen many birds although difficult to see now the trees are coming into bloom, and heard many more. We took binoculars one morning but it was useless as they don't stay still long enough to find them and this is supposed to be our exercise! We identified song of a woodpecker, blue & great tits, robins but heard many more, saw wrens. jays, black cap and some sort of warbler. I found my CD of bird song so will have to finds some time to listen to it.
Anyway here is something for you to put your brains to, can anyone identify these plants. I have to admit I don't know the last one but will keep looking.
Have fun, stay safe, love Janet
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Completed Group Meetings and Expeditions
Thursday 12 March 2020: Chigborough Lakes, near Maldon.
For details visit 202003 - Chigborough Lakes
Thursday 13 February 2020: Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea.
For details and photos visit 202002 - Wat Tyler Country Park
Thursday 9 January 2020 walk around Benfleet Downs and Creek
For details and photos visit 202001 - Benfleet Downs
Thursday 14 November 2019 visit to Ingrebourne Valley
A wildlife/country park situated on an old WW I/WW II airfield. Visit 201911 - Ingrebourne Valley
Thursday 10 October 2019 Visit to Dagnam Park, Harold Hill
For details and photos of the free roaming Fallow Deer visit 201910 - Dagnam Park
Please note that due to restrictions on the number of photos we can use on the site, photos for the following meetings/visits have been removed. Access can be provided by contacting Webmaster
Thursday 8 August Visit to Hockley Woods|
Thursday 11 July 2019 Visit to RSPB Bowers Gifford Marsh
Thursday 12 June 2019 Visit to Page Woods, Bowers Gifford
Thursday 11 April 2019 Visit to Fobbing Marsh.
Thursday 14 February 2019. Visit to Hanningfield Reservoir.
Thursday 8 November 2018 visit to Canvey Heights
Thursday 11 October 2018 visit to Two Tree Island, Leigh
Thursday 13 September 2018 visit to Rainham Marshes
Thursday, 9 August 2018 visit to RSPB Canvey Wick reserve
Thursday, 8 March 2018 at Lyn and Alan's House An excellent presentation by local entomologist and film maker, Alicia Hodson. Visit:
Spanish Moon Moth
Thursday 8 February 2018 Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - Essex Wildlife Trust.
Thursday 11 January 2018: Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve - Essex Wildlife Trust.