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    Posted: 07 Dec 2005 at 6:36pm



Hi All - thought people might like to know of events that are planned for 2006 in Essex - all are welcome please contact the EARG to find out latest details 




1. Mill Meadows, Billericay Pond creation for the common frog Rana temporaria winter habitat management task contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600 14th January 2006


2. Belfairs Park, Southend Scrub bashing on a new viviparous lizard site winter management task 29th January 2006 contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600




3. Magnolia LNR, Hawkwell Pond management and scrub bashing winter management task [largest newt population in Essex] contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600


4. Curry Farm, Bradwell Pond management, scrub bashing and setting up reptile survey [private site] contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600


5. Bonners Barn, Peldon Reptile Survey set up a field meeting to go over the survey protocols for 2006 [private site] contact Jon Cranfield 07769 644354




6. Little Leighs, Chelmsford TL 720 167 Toad patrol help rescue toads migrating across a country lane to their breeding ponds [largest toad population in Essex] volunteers to monitor breeding ponds also required contact David Scott 01245 361475


7. Writtle College Chelmsford TL 676 070 Toad patrol & frog survey The second largest toad colony after Little Leighs (see above) volunteers needed to monitor the breeding toads and to map their migration routes contact Jon Cranfield 07769 644354


[These events will be dependant on the prevailing weather a very cold February and March may delay these events until late March early April keep in contact for up to date information]




8. Hadleigh Castle Country Park Castle Point Amphibian & Reptile Survey Monitoring the new habitats created by the Essex Countryside Ranger Service plus adder monitoring contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600


9. Thorndon Country Park, Brentwood Amphibian & Reptile Survey field meeting to establish a reptile survey and to undertake a monitoring survey of the new ponds created over the winter contact Ray Cranfield 01702 540600


10. Cudmore Grove Country Park, Mersea Island Reptile survey A fantastic site with a superb reptile assemblage contact Jon Cranfield 07760 644354




15. Mardyke River & Davy Down Country Park, North Stifford TQ 593 799 Marsh Frog survey A newly discovered water frog population which has spread over the Mardyke catchment volunteers needed to help count the numbers of frogs contact Jon Cranfield 07769 644354



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