Benfleet

Wildlife

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.

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Group News

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.

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2018 Future meetings

10:00 Thursday 12 April 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 10 May 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 14 June 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 12 July 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 9 August 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 13 September 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 11 October 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 8 November 2018 Details TBA.
10:00 Thursday 13 December 2018 Details TBA.

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Completed Group Meetings

Thursday, 8 March 2018 at Lyn and Alan's House
An excellent presentation by local entomologist and film maker, Alicia Hodson.

This included a film and discussion about preservation of the rare Spanish Moon Moth, the impact of Climate Change on rare species and some aspects of filming and photography of insects and other creatures.

With her excellent knowledge, Alicia was able to immediately answer many group questions. She also presents this study at the Natural History Museum and Belfairs (Alicia does volunteer work at both). She is also hoping to complete a study of various fish and poor conservation practices in Thailand and has a web site okaynature.com with details of this and other aspects of nature.

Members are interested in some volunteer work and we may be able to organise this via Alicia at Belfairs. To be discussed at next meeting.

Thursday 8 February 2018
Location: Thurrock Thameside Nature Park - Essex Wildlife Trust.
A very cold but beautiful, bright day. Lots of small birds around the main hide - blue, great, long tailed tits, robins, dunnock. A number of waders and ducks including Shelduck, Godwit and others that we could not positively identify. There are Kingfishers at the site but we didn't see any.
Click 201802 - Thameside Nature Park to see details and some photos.

Thursday 11 January 2018
Location: Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Lower Dunton Road, Basildon SS16 6EB - Essex Wildlife Trust.
On a somewhat damp day we visited the lake and some of the woodland. Viewed several water fowl, long tailed tits and some other common birds. We thought we saw a blackcock some distance into a field but could not be certain.
Click 201801 - Langdon Hills to see details and some photos.

Thursday 14 December 2017
Location: Janet's Home
Members surveyed what wildlife visits their own gardens and what they do to encourage wildlife.
Click 201712 - Garden Wildlife to see details and some photos of garden visitors.

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