Saturday 18 March 2023

Blackthorn and Wild Cherry blossom

15th March 2023 - along the Old Railway Cutting, the Blackthorn buds were starting to show white, with a few flowers out on some bushes, whilst the Wild Cherry was in full blossom. The lovely shiny green leaves of the Wild Arum were also much in evidence.

Blackthorn buds just about to burst

A few Blackthorn bushes were already starting to flower

A lovely splash from the Wild Cherry, now in full blossom

Wild Arum

Wild Arum

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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 (