Wednesday, 26 September 2007
This may not be a vintage year for stubble plants, but it is certainly a lot better than last year, with several interesting species about. So I'm proposing two Stubble Walks, as this will increase the number of Plantwatchers who can come for one at least, while (since there is some variety of species on the two sites) some of those who can do so may wish to come both times. Cameras welcome as usual.
1. Saturday 29th September, 1030 - Bourn Bridge Road Fields, L/A. Parking in BBR at/near end of houses. I hope this is not too early for Rivercarers.
2. Saturday 6th October, 1030. Linton Road Field, G/A. Parking in road beyond houses
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)