Thursday 25 June 2020

Bee Orchids and other Granta Park wildlife

Andy M spotted that the Bee Orchids were in flower again around Granta Park lake last weekend, and a number of Canada Goose families were gathering on the lake, along with a Moorhen
There was Viper's Bugloss in flower, and Small Tortoiseshell and the last few Common Blue butterflies in the nearby rough meadow.

Bee Orchid
 Bee Orchid

A Canada Goose pair, with a young gosling
 another Canada Goose family with three young
 Adult Canada Goose


 Small Tortoiseshell

 Common Blue
 Common Blue

Viper's Bugloss

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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 (