Sunday, 18 August 2019

ANW Trip - Evening walk along Old Railway Cutting

On Wednesday 7th August, Sally Turnidge led an evening walk, principally to look at the flora along the Old Railway Cutting. The following species of flora were recorded:

Common Cudweed (no photo) Red Bartsia (no photo)
Cotton (formerly Scotch) Thistle Scabious
Great Bindweed  Teasel
Hemp Nettle Toadflax (no photo)
Knapweed Weld
Marjoram White Campion
Mignonette Wild Parsnip
Old Man's Beard Yellow Wort
Perforated St John's Wort
In addition, the following bird species were seen:
House Martin
Swift - one, possibly on passage?

(Photos from Peter B and Emma J) 

Cotton Thistle

Great Bindweed

Hemp Nettle





Old Man's Beard

Old Man's Beard

Perforated St John's Wort





White Campion

Wild Parsnip (seedheads)

Yellow Wort (after flowering)

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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 (