Tuesday, 3 July 2007
Tuesday 10th July. Plantwatch on Bourne Bridge Road
I propose a study walk of the Bourn Bridge Road protected verges on the evening of Tuesday 10th July, starting from the end of the 'Coach Road' (the muddy lane going south, about halfway along the open part of BBR) at 6.45 and finishing about an hour later. County assures me that the front meter will not have been cut by then.
This should be an opportunity to look quite closely at the plants and try both to identify what makes it possible to distinguish one species from another, and how to use 'chunking' as an aid to memory. There will be hand-outs to help with this. So some of you may want to bring scribble pads, illustrated guidebooks and perhaps lenses with you. On the other hand, the verges are looking good anyway, and others may prefer simply to enjoy this.
Anyone keen to come but unable to one this date please let me know, so that I can try to find a date for a fix a second go.
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.
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: http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=213774935674882866424.00000111dca2be9f06ab8&z=13>
For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871 or Peter Brunning via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (email@example.com)