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 meet on the 2nd Thursday of the month at 10:00. Group contact will advise location.
The Group will cover a wide range of topics to include visits, study focus on specific wildlife and possible volunteering. This can include visits for specific talks and events not on the scheduled meeting dates.
Alicia Hodson: some members will remember Alicia's interesting talk, photos and videos about the Spanish Moon Moth [still available at Spanish Moon Moth]. She is an entomologist who makes films to illustrate her work and is from Benfleet but now living in Bristol. Over the last year or so she has undertaken studies in Hawaii with the University of Hawaii looking at the native Yellow-faced Bee which is under threat of extinction.
We had hoped to meet her on 19 March but that is not now possible. We are looking for a date in May when she is in Benfleet. Will keep you posted. Alan and Lyn.
2020 Next meetings on: On hold for the foreseeable future.
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
Thursday 12 September 2019 - meeting cancelled, everyone busy.
Thursday 8 August 2019 Visit to Hockley Woods
For details and photos visit 201908 - Hockley Woods
Thursday 11 July 2019 Visit to RSPB Bowers Gifford Marsh
For details and photos visit 201907 - RSPB Bowers Gifford Marsh
Thursday 12 June 2019 Visit to Page Woods, Bowers Gifford
For details and photos visit 201906 - Page Woods
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 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.