Essex Field Club

Essex natural history and geology

The volunteers of the Essex Field Club are enthusiasts with an interest in recording and studying the natural history and geology of the old County of Essex.

Founded in 1880 with members including Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace, the Club is based in the Green Centre at Wat Tyler Country Park. It provides changing natural history displays, a handling collection, digital microscope, interactive games and activities for younger children. The Club is willing to answer natural history related enquiries, help with identification and regularly runs natural history courses at the Green Centre.

The Club holds an annual exhibition and social in late November/early December, open to all and an important occasion for Essex naturalists to meet and swap news and ideas. It also holds an annual Essex Natural History Show in August aimed at families, which hopes to inspire an interest in natural history, especially in youngsters and others who might become the next generation of wildlife and geology specialists.

Open every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 11am - 4pm, also bank holidays, and where possible other days during school holiday periods.

Find out much more, and check opening times at essexfieldclub.org.uk

You'll find the Essex Field Club in the Green Centre. Parking is free. Click map to enlarge.

 
Club members on a regular field trip

Club members on a regular field trip

Everybody is welcome at the Essex Field Club

Everybody is welcome at the Essex Field Club

Children love finding out about nature