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image for Workshop/Course item typeUnderstanding Heathland Management at Abbotts Hall Farm

Workshop/Course, Tue 13 Jun 2017

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Abbotts Hall Farm

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Great Wigborough,
Essex,
CO5 7RZ

Details

Characteristics, history and development over the centuries of lowland heath habitat, in particular of Essex heaths, will be described. The related wildlife will be summarised. Attention will be paid to succession, positive and negative influences and the resulting need for continual management. A range of management techniques will be covered and reference drawn to schemes and sources of funding. The afternoon will be spent at Tiptree Heath to study evidence of different techniques of management, find evidence of animals which favour the habitat and to carry out a survey to observe a range of typical heath flora. Tiptree Heath is the largest area of lowland heathland remaining in Essex. This 60 acre site is the only place in Essex where you will find all three Heather species growing together, Ling, Cross-leaved and Bell.

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Dates Times
Tue 13 Jun 2017 10:30 to 15:30

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£20 donation

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Map reference: TL 962146  Lat: 51.79562 Long: 0.84382

By Road:
FOLLOW THE B1025 (MERSEA ROAD) ROAD OUT OF COLCHESTER TOWN. WHEN YOU REACH ABBERTON TURN RIGHT ONTO LAYER ROAD THEN LEFT ONTO PELDON ROAD. ONCE YOU REACH PELDON TURN LEFT ONTO MALTING ROAD AND CONTINUE ONTO CHURCH RD. TURN RIGHT ONTO WIGBOROUGH ROAD AND CONTINUE ONTO PELDON ROAD AND FINALLY ONTO MALDON. ABBOTTS HALL FARM IS ON YOUR LEFT.

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