Events

Events for 2017:

AGM

Saturday 18th February 2017, 11am (time tbc)

To be held in the Wyvern Room, William Loveless Hall, Wivenhoe.   There will be a short presentation about the site and Trustees will be elected.  All welcome, although only members will be able to vote.  NB: if you are interested in becoming a member of the Trust, please contact us through the Facebook page or via enquiries@cockaynes.org.uk

Monthly Sunday Work Party

Tasks will vary with the season and management plan.  Ongoing tasks include woodland coppice management, footpath maintenence, scrub clearance and tree planting.  Tools provided and instruction and supervision where needed.  NB: there are no on site toilet or handwashing facilities during work parties.  All volunteers welcome, please wear suitable footwear and clothing to protect your from the weather.

Meet in the yard from 10am.  On site car parking in the yard area.

Dates: February 12th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, June 4th, July 2nd, August 6th, September 3rd, October 1st, November 5th, December 3rd. (January 7th 2018)  Download dates and contact details here.

Summer Family Activity Day

Sunday 25th June 2017    11am to 4pm approx.

Refreshments, information, guided walks, pond dipping, bird watching. (Further activities to be confirmed). (Any funds raised on the day will be shared between Cockaynes Wood Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust.)  On site car parking.

Bat and Moth Nights

Date and time tbc.  Usually held on a Friday evening after 8.30pm between May and September.  Details to follow. Bats and moths both begin to emerge at dusk.

Glow Worm Walk

Friday 7th July, meet at the railway bridge entrance at 9.30pm weather permitting. Wear suitable footwear and bring a torch as it will be quite dark when we finish!

Previous Events

Open / Activity Day to coincide with National Insect Week.

Saturday 25th June 2016    11am to 4pm approx.

Refreshments, information, guided walks, pond dipping, bird watching. (Further activities to be confirmed). (Any funds raised on the day will be shared between Cockaynes Wood Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust.)  On site car parking.

Elevenses on the Twelfth

Saturday 12th December 2015    11am to 2pm approx. We will have festive home made mince pies and hot drinks in the nissen hut at the weighbridge yard. An opportunity to come for a chat, refreshment and meet some of the management team.   On site car parking in the Yard.

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Moth Survey Night.

Friday 28th August 2015  8.30pm till midnight approx. Weather dependant, will be cancelled if raining. Up to 4 ‘moth attracting’ lamps will be in or near the Yard area. Come and see the variety of moths caught (released unharmed later) and identify them with the help of our experts. The records collected are then sent to a national database to assist with conservation.        Flash photoghaphy is welcome. A small torch and sensible footwear / clothing is advised.            On site car parking in the Yard.

Open Day

Sunday 28th June 2015 11am till 4pm. Refreshments, information, guided walks, pond dipping, bird watching. (Further activities to be confirmed) Free entry and on site car parking.

Open Day 2015

Open Day 2015

Bat & Moth Evening

Friday 22nd May 2015 We’ll be setting up the moths traps/lamps from 8.45pm onwards.  Together with members of the Essex Bat Group and the Essex Wildlife Trust moth team join us for an evening on site looking for bats and moths.   Learn how to use a bat detector and to identify some of the many local moth species.  Hot drinks provided, donations welcome. Free entry and on site car parking in the yard via railway bridge entrance.

Moth Evening

Friday 1st August 2014 from 8.00 p.m. on  Moth and Bat evening, weather permitting

Open Day

Sunday 6th July 2014 11am till 4pm. Refreshments, Information, Activities for all (Guided walks, Pole Lathing, Willow Weaving, Pond Dipping, Bird Watching Free entry

National Insect Week

Saturday 28th June 2014 11am till 4pm. Fun activities including walks, pond-dipping, hi-tech toys and lots of friendly bugs and enthusiastic experts. Refreshments. FREE (donations most welcome!)

Spring-Flower Walk

Saturday 3rd May 2014 at 2.30pm. Short walk (30mins) from the car park, entrance off Alresford Road near the railway bridge. Longer walk (1hr) from public footpath sign Cockaynes Lane, Alresford. Call 01206 82 6418 for more details.

Moth Evening

Sunday 28th July 2013 from 8.00 p.m. rescheduled from Saturday 27th July.

Dragonfly Safari

Join Ted Benton on Saturday 20th July 2013 at 2pm to learn more about dragonflies and their conservation. Contact events@cockaynes.org or Simon on 07765 562068 to book a place. Suggested donation £2 per adult £1 per child. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Open Day

There was an open day on Saturday 18th May 2013  with guided walks, pond dipping, children’s craft activities, demonstrations of pole lathing and willow weaving.

Dawn Chorus Walk

Saturday 4th May 2013 Cockaynes Wood Trust Dawn Chorus Walk.
Meet in the former quarry yard at 5 am. Walk starts at 5:15 am and finishes at 6:45 for breakfast. Charge: £10 per adult, £6 per child (including breakfast).
Booking essential – numbers limited.

Family Nature Ramble

Saturday 27th October 2012 Cockaynes Wood Trust Family Nature Ramble 1pm – 3pm. The event is free. Children (aged 3-12) can take part in a scavenger hunt.
All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Bat Evening

On the evening of Friday 10th August 2012 Cockaynes Wood Trust will be holding a Bat Evening on the site.

Access will be as for the Open Day,i.e. via the former Brett’s site entrance, off Alresford Road, Wivenhoe, just North of the bridge over the railway. Plenty of parking will be available in the former quarry yard. Meeting at 20.15 hours. Please bring suitable clothing and footwear – it could be wet underfoot – and bring a torch. And mosquito cream if you’re vulnerable.

Moth and Bat Evening

Tuesday 10th July 2012: Cockaynes Wood Trust and Essex Wildlife Trust on-site Moth and Bat Evening.

Unfortunately this event had to be rescheduled due to bad weather. A Bat Evening will now be held on 10th August. A Moth Evening will be held later in the summer.

Open Day

There was an open day on 12th May 2012, with guided walks, pond dipping, bird watching, demonstrations of pole lathing, and willow weaving.

Site Acquired

The lease for the Cockaynes site was acquired jointly with Essex Wildlife Trust towards the end of 2011.

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