Two Mills Independent Adult Education

  • Essex Countryside & Wildlife Course 2017-2018

    Had a great Autumn Term 2017 & Spring Term 2018 at Moulsham Mill, Chelmsford.

    Started term investigating knopper galls on acorns of a mature Pendunculate Oak from NE Essex, & of acons checked 17.4% had knopper galls. Also ID Autumn fruits (including sea buckthorn, field maple, hawthorn etc), leaves etc, & the history of Hallowtide, & changes of perspective of Halloween.

    ID & talk on Clouded Yellow butterfly, how can be found in Oct (even Nov); also of the sp. migration variation in numbers.

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  • New Term starts 2 Oct 2017, - Enrol Now!

    This amazing course of the history & wildlife of Essex has been running for almost 40 years now, so many people have been enjoying it over the years. If you want to know more about the history & wildlife in this fantastic county of Essex Enrol now as the new term starts on 2nd October. Details on this website. Contact via the email page or ring.

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  • Shadwell Woods visit by EC&W Course 2017

    A real treat to walk in the dappled light of this ancient woodland & to find a great range of wild flowers, including ones such as Hedge Woundwort, which as its name implies was used in the past to treat wounds by village herbalists. Beautiful Labiate flowers with beetroot & cream colours in matched swirls.

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  • EC&W Ad Ed Course visits Shadwell Wood, Essex

    We visited this important ancient wood on chalky boulder clay in NW Essex in early June 2017, delighted to spot significant Essex plants, Crested Cow Wheat & Herb Paris among others. The wood is still coppice managed (today by EWT) as it has been for centuries. [Many on the course are EWT members].

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  • Bell Inn, Wendens Ambo, visit by EC&W Ad Ed Course June 2017

    What a great pub at Wendens Ambo, Essex, - Bell inn, its timber beams still topped by boards. From a puddle in the car park we watched a busy group of house martins in action! We are surrounded by great history & wildlife views at every turn!

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  • EC&W Ad Ed Course Lunch at the Axe & Compasses, Arkesden, Essex

    Brilliant lunch at the Axe & Compasses, Arkesden, in a fabulous timber framed building. Our Annual Day Out visits to a more distant part of the county from our Chelmsford base brings great lunch & morning & afternoon refreshment stops at historically interesting places! Thanks again to our transport by Jacksons Coaches of Bicknacre! You don't go hungry on these great visits of our course!

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  • EC&W Ad Ed Course visits Newport, Essex 2017

    During our visit to NW Essex, in Newport Essex Countryside & Wildlife Course had a look at the upper storey oriel window sill soffit of Monk's Barn C15, which has fab old carved image of Virgin & child flanked by angels

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