Sunday, 14 April 2019

Wild Flowers around Granta Park

There is a profusion of tiny wild flowers in bloom on the rough 'meadow' areas around the entrance to Granta Park at the moment, including the tiny bright-blue flowers of Early Forget-me-Not (the plants being only a few centrimetres high, and the flowers 2-3mm across), and Common Storksbill, which has small pink flowers (~10mm across) on similarly low-growing plants.  The Cowslips and Daisies are also in flower, and the Blackthorn is out around Cook's Meadow.
Photos from David F and Andy M.




 Early Forget-me-Not (Myosotis ramosissima)



Common Storksbill (Erodium cicutarum)




 Cowslip

 Blackthorn


 Celandine

Daisy

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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.

Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (amerryweather61@gmail.com)