Saturday, 12 April 2008

April Activities

MEMBERS' MEETING - Saturday 12th April 10:30 - Abington Institute
RIVER SURVEY - Saturday 26th April about 1030 (after the regular clean-up) - Road Bridge / Ford
We will start by the ford and intend to check sections in the Football Reach and by the Millennium Bridge. We aim to finish by about midday. Lenses, books, info sheets, spoons, small trays, pots etc all welcome. We will appoint a Recorder on the spot.
BIRDING JAUNT - Sunday 27th April afternoon - Paxton Pits (near St Neots) - led by Stuart Elsom
Please contact Derek Turndige or Pat Daunt if you're interested - they will coordinate how we share driving/car-spaces. Numbers are limited but we may be able to squeeze in one or two more. Please bring Binoculars and stout shoes/boots.

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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: 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.