Wednesday 7 March 2007

Naturewatch Evening

Abington Village Institute. Monday 12th March, 2007. 6.30pm

The Evening will start at 6.30 with the Spring Meeting of Members and Friends of Naturewatch. As usual we shall be reviewing the highlights of this winter and asking for your ideas for the Naturewatch porgramme this spring and summer.

Then at 7.30 ROB MUNGOVAN, ECOLOGY OFFICER OF SOUTH CAMBS DISTRICT COUNCIL will give an illustrated talk on "WORKING WITH WILDLIFE - protecting and Enhancing our Environment." There will be a break for coffee and some time for questions and discussion.

There will also be an opportuinty to contribute to the costs of the meeting.
Everyone is welcome - so do bring any friends with an interest in our natural world.

Pat Daunt

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The Aims of Abington Naturewatch

At their meeting on 9 April 2005 the members approved this revised version of the aims of Abington Naturewatch:

  • To monitor and record the wildlife (fauna & flora) within the borders of the Abingtons;
  • To encourage protection of our wildlife, maintain its quality and foster its diversity;
  • To promote awareness of the richness, potential and problems of the natural environment of the Abingtons;
  • To cooperate in improving access to the local natural environment for the benefit of all Abington villagers.

Pat Daunt, Founder

The organisation is informal and communication is by email if possible; members are notified of events from time to time. Contact details are maintained by a small "project team". There is currently no membership fee as costs are covered by voluntary contributions at events.

Members are encouraged to report notable sightings of flora and fauna within the Abingtons to the appropriate sector coordinator and an illustrated record is published annually.

A map of the area covered, with some features noted, is available here:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (