7th August 2022 - a walk along the Old Railway Cutting was a rather dry, dusty experience this week, but there were patches of bright colour, with the Wild Marjoram, Wild Basil and Common Knapweed coming nicely into flower. These were proving to be something of an oasis for a number of butterflies, including many Gatekeeper, Common Blue, and the second brood of Holly Blue and Small Heath. Unusually, Small Copper and Brown Argus also put in an appearance - Andy M.
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Butterflies amongst the flowers
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.
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.
Contributions to our records should be sent to sector contacts or either of the above. Photographs may also be submitted to Andy Merryweather (email@example.com)