Sunday, 27 January 2008

Birds of Cambridgeshire Evening 29 February

The good news is that I now have a firm booking for our Naturewatch Evening - Friday 29th February, 7.0 p.m. in the Inst. Stuart Elsom, an experienced ornithologist who leads study tours abroad and is an expert on bird photography will speak (with pix of course) on 'The Birds of Cambridgeshire through the Seasons'. His [excellent] photo work can be seen at http://www.stuartelsom.co.uk/

The subject is one that should also attract a number of non-members, and I hope we can encourage this. I am proposing as usual no attendance charge but a 'retiring collection'. I shall be most grateful if P/T members will be able to help with coffee, tea & bics.

As last year we should aim to have copies of the Record for sale at the meeting.

Pat Daunt

1 comment:

Ian Grant said...

That was a really terrific evening. I have never seen so many fantastic photographs one after the other like that. And now I have a new admiration for starlings too.

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: 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 peter.brunning@cantab.net.