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9:00 am

Heidi Jukes and Rachel Spender Art Exhibition – Fingringhoe Wick

18th September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 29th September 2019

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A joint art exhibition at Fingringhow Wick Visitor Centre featuring Heidi Jukes art works and aerial photographs from Rachel Spender. Rachel Spender will be exhibiting hand made black and white aerial photographs of Essex salt marshes. Heidi Jukes will exhibit small ‘OutPost works’ painted on board using visual references from rural sites on exploratory visits

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Lost Words Trail – Thorndon Countryside Centre

18th September 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until 28th September 2019

Thorndon Countryside Centre, Thorndon Park North, The Avenue
Brentwood, Essex CM13 3RZ United Kingdom
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So many words are disappearing from our dictionaries! Would you like to help Essex Wildlife Trust discover those lost natural words by following a trail around the woods at Thorndon Countryside Centre. Drop-in and collect a self-led trail leaflet from the Visitor Centre at any time. Come on your own or bring the family.

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9:30 am

Wednesday Volunteer Work Party – Chafford Gorges Nature Reserve

18th September 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Chafford Gorges Nature Park, Park Visitor Centre
Chafford Hundred, Essex RM16 6RW United Kingdom
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Join Dean Williams, the Ranger at Chafford Gorges Nature for weekly volunteering sessions. The work will also provide an opportunity for you to find rare plants and animals. Where appropriate clothing. Steel toe-capped boots are useful for any heavy work. Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided, but please bring water and a packed lunch. Contact

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Volunteer Work Party: Langdon Nature Reserve

18th September 2019 @ 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 21st February 2020

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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Sessions are weekly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. These sessions can change, please contact the Ranger Josh Childs before to confirm. Activities include removal of invasive species, fencing, litter picking, path clearance, pond maintenance, coppicing, hedge laying and more. Work parties may not be close to a bathroom.

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10:00 am

The Ladybirders – Fingringhoe Wick

18th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Fingringhoe Wick Visitor Centre Colchester, Essex CO5 7DW United Kingdom + Google Map

Ladies... a fortnightly event just for you. No men involved Join our expert guide Liz in this friendly group at Fingrinhoe Wick Nature Reserve, Colchester aimed at ladies who would like to learn a new or improve on their birding knowledge. Please wear suitable clothes for the weather (we’ll go out rain or shine!) and

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Nature Tots – Langdon

18th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Langdon Visitor Centre and Nature Reserve, Third Avenue, Lower Dunton Road
Basildon, Essex SS16 6EB United Kingdom
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Join the EWT team at Langdon Nature Reserve for a fun morning of wildlife themed activities, including outdoor adventures, craft and story. Suitable for pre-school aged children, accompanied by an adult, babes in arms free when accompanying an older sibling. Suitable outdoor clothing required. Advance booking is essential

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Nature Course: Wildlife Gardening – Colchester

18th September 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough
Colchester, Essex CO5 7RZ United Kingdom
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This EWT adult-only Wildlife Gardening Nature course being at Abbotts Hall is aimed at anyone who is interested in making space for wildlife, whether you have a small garden, courtyard garden, allotment or an acre or more of land. The course will cover small scale features that can make your garden more wildlife friendly; plants

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