Essex Field Club
The Essex Field Club is a society for wildlife enthusiasts and people with an interest in the natural history and geology of Essex, run entirely by volunteers with a professional ethos. The Club was founded in 1880 to promote the Study of the Natural History, Geology and Pre-historic Archaeology of the County of Essex and its borderlands; to establish a Museum and to issue publications. The Club now has its base in the Green Centre at Wat Tyler Country Park, Pitsea, Basildon where it holds events and opens to the public at weekends, bank holidays and where possible additional days during the week. The Club encourages and helps naturalists to record high quality biological records in Essex and the Club’s County Recorders compile, maintain and verify the primary non-bird Essex biological records database.