Monday, 16 July 2018

Butterfly and Flora walk on Roman Road, Saturday 14 July

Jennifer and Sally arranged a trip to the Roman Road (Little Abington section) to see the butterflies and flowers on the morning of 14 July. There were 11 of us altogether.

This is the list of butterflies that we saw:
  •    Brimstone
  •    Large White
  •    Small White
  •    Green Veined White
  •    Meadow Brown
  •    Gatekeeper
  •    Ringlet
  •    Common Blue
  •    Small Skipper
(The majority were the Large and Small White which are very numerous everywhere this summer)

Derek and Peter took a few photos:

Common Blue

Common Blue


Meadow Brown

These are the flora we noted:
  • Parsnip
  • Field Scabious
  • Small Scabious
  • Spear Thistle
  • Curled Dock
  • Dog Rose
  • Dark Mullein
  • Common Mallow
  • Geranium
  • Dead Nettle
  • Common Ragwort
  • Yarrow
  • Knapweed
  • Knapweed [rayed form]
  • Great Knapweed
  • Ladies bedstraw
  • Hedge bedstraw
  • St John's Wort
  • Wild Carrot
  • Field Bindweed
  • Hedge Bindweed
  • Mugwort
  • Wild Mignonette
  • Weld
  • Black Horehound
  • Herb Robert
  • Lucerne
  • Rough Chervil
  • Restharrow
  • Bladder Campion seed heads
  • Rock Rose
  • Goat's Beard seed heads

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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

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (