Sunday, 27 March 2011

Naturewatch Programme - April to July 2011

These details are provisional and will be updated from time to time. Members will be reminded and details of time confirmed about a week before the event.

April

Sat 16th 9.15am - River Sampling

May

Sat 7th late afternoon - Native Bees (Talk and walk)

Tues 24th evening – Beech Wood

Sat/Sun 28/29th weekend - Local Birdwatch

June

Thurs 9th evening - River Sampling

Sat 11th - RSPB Lakenheath - Plant Study walk

Sat 18th - Fleam Dyke 1 - Plant Study walk

Fri 24th - Haslingfield

July

Sat 2nd – Fleam Dyke 2 - Plant Study walk

(Thurs 7th July evening - Project Team meeting)

Sat 16th - Welney Bird Outing

Fri 22nd - Chalky Road 1 - Plant Study walk

Ideas for autumn programme – dates to be confirmed

August
Upland Farm - Plant Study Walk

September/October
Fungus Foray
River sampling 3

October
Project Team Meeting, Members Meeting

Any other ideas for the Naturewatch programme gratefully received.

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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.