Saturday, 2 August 2014

Fleam Dyke visit - 30 July 2014

Eleven members enjoyed an outing to Fleam Dyke on Wednesday 30 July; it turned out to be a beautiful summer morning. The sunshine brought out the butterflies, in particular the Chalkhill blues in large numbers for which this site is well known.  We saw other species of butterflies too including one Marbled white which is fairly uncommon here. The flowers were not as good this year as at the same time last year, probably due to the weather conditions which had encouraged them to flower two or three weeks earlier.

A most enjoyable summer morning outing.

Chalkhill Blue butterfly

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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:>

For more information or to join, please contact David Farrant on (01223) 892871 or Peter Brunning via e-mail