Wednesday 17 July 2019

Lepidoptera on Granta Park

A few butterflies and moths seen recently around Granta Park.

White-letter Hairstreak butterfly - near the main entrance - Darren Bast 

Common Blue butterfly  - wild flower meadow near the new lakes - AM

Marbled White butterfly - near the river - AM

Gatekeeper butterfly - with characteristic 'double white dot' within the black spot - AM

Cinnabar Moth - Lagden's Grove - AM

 Cinnabar Moth caterpillars feeding on Ragwort - near hairdresser path - AM

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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.

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