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AES/CNHS Joint Field Meeting

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RSPB Old Hall Marshes

Tollshunt D'Arcy

Maldon

CM9 8TP

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This event comprises a field meeting at RSPB Old Hall Marshes in the company of Pam Wilson and Ted Benton of the Colchester Natural History Society.

PROGRAMME:

Meet at 10:30 am for a prompt 11:00 am start.

Site: Old Hall Marshes is a peninsula of grazing marsh, protected by 10K of seawalls, at the head of the Blackwater Estuary. The seawalls, salt marsh, ancient grassland, and brackish water ditches support many unusual invertebrate communities. The ancient grasslands are characterised by thousands of anthills of the yellow meadow ant. Many ‘rarities’ have been recorded from this site.

Local experts will be looking especially at carder bees, terrestrial bugs and beetles and aquatic invertebrates, and there will be a general ramble for the non-specialists.

OTHER INFORMATION:

The car park has a limit of 25 cars, with 15 spaces having been assigned to for AES attendees. Non-members are welcome to attend, but they must register in advance please. (The nearest place of useful size is Tiptree; and please drive slowly along Old Hall Lane).

A special parking area will be reserved for our use near the site office where a toilet will be available on arrival. N.B. there are no other facilities on site. Please bring a packed lunch and plenty of drink for the day. Stout footwear or Wellies are needed if participating in aquatics. Please bring your own equipment - sorting trays, nets etc.

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