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Photography Competition 2017

Big, varied and home to millions, be it people or wildlife: Essex is a productive hunting ground for photographers seeking to capture that perfect picture.

Our competition has six categories. We are inviting individual entrants to submit a maximum of three entries, distributed among the categories however they wish. No single image may be entered into more than one category. Pictures must have been taken in Essex, in 2017.

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What's on

Our visitor centres organise a regular programme of events and activities for adults and families. The Trust has fourteen Local Groups across the county that organise a programme of walks and talks for local members. Non-members are welcome at these events. Booking is essential for most centre events, so make sure you call or visit the centre in advance to avoid disappointment.

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  • Wed, 25/10/2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm

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  • Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    The first part of the morning will be a classroom session looking at some of the key features in sorting out and identifying ducks, followed by a short walk to put the theory into practice. After lunch we’ll drive to the causeways at Abberton Reservoir for further practice in duck ID, where hopefully we will spot different species.

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  • Tue, 21/11/2017 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm

    This eight day course will equip you with skills and ongoing support to complete a portfolio and run a pilot Forest School required to become a qualified Forest School practitioner.

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  • Thu, 14/12/2017 - 9:30am - 3:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough, Colchester, CO5 7RZ

    A chance to study and better identify those waders, wildfowl and gulls that grace our shores during the winter period. Grebes to geese, Pintail to Knot will all be in the area, keeping an eye out for the overhead wintering raptors. The aim of this short course is to enhance the bird watching skills of the participant, whether beginner or more experienced, so there will be something for everyone....

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  • Wed, 21/02/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    The first part of the morning will be a classroom session at Abbotts Hall Farm looking at gull identification, followed by a short drive to Layer Breton Causeway at Abberton Reservoir to put the theory into practice. After lunch we will head back to Abbotts Hall Farm and we’ll then drive to West Mersea in search of more gulls!

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  • Wed, 14/03/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    The first part of the morning will be a classroom session at Abbotts Hall Farm looking at topics as varied as choosing binoculars and telescopes, when and where to look for birds, fieldcraft skills and bird identification, followed by a short walk to the Wetland Hide to put the theory into practice. After lunch we’ll take a longer walk around the farm in search of more birds.

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  • Thu, 15/03/2018 - 10:00am - 1:30pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    This course is a general introduction to the importance of biological recording and the use of species records in conservation. The course will cover what information is needed to record species, how to submit records, and how they are being used.

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  • Wed, 21/03/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm

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  • Wed, 21/03/2018 - 9:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm

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  • Wed, 25/04/2018 - 10:00am - 4:00pm - Essex Wildlife Trust

    Venue: Abbotts Hall Farm, Great Wigborough,

    A classroom session looking at how and why birds sing, aids to learning to recognise birdsong, alarm and contact calls, followed by a short walk to put the theory into practice and then a longer guided walk after lunch.

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